I took a couple of classes at Craftsy with Angela Walters, and also listened to her lecture at Quiltcon which was available free on Craftsy. I really needed to practice.
This quilt that Carolyn gave me at retreat was the perfect venue. It was small enough that I wasn't overwhelmed with doing freehand work. (I quickly get overwhelmed with larger quilts and filling all that space.)
This quilt I made myself with "crumb" blocks. I realized (too late) that my sashings kind of got lost with the busy blocks, but it's done.
I used a plain backing and contrasting thread on the back with a great frog pantograph from Dave Hudson. They were easy to see before washing the quilt...but you can still pick them out!