I received a sewing machine for Christmas. I'll be taking some sewing lessons soon and I was wondering what projects I could do that would work my skills up to making a top quilt. I was thinking snake skins and some stuff sacks. Anything else? I want a winter quilt. I was also thinking about ordering extra material and after making the skins and stuff sacks just jumping in and starting on a summer quilt for my wife before doing the winter one. if it doesn't turn out great it wouldn't be a huge loss and it be good practice for my winter quilt. Any thoughts?