I made this quilt for our dog. Purpose was to follow instructions and get the process down. I learned to use a basting spray AND safety pins before I begin quilting. Also learned to use store bought bias tape.
Great job on your very first quilt. Your dog is sure to appreciate the sharp matching corner points and fine straight line quilting! LOL Seriously, that's a great idea to start with a quilt for the dog. I started with a table topper, and I can't stand to even look at it any more with all its issues. I'd say you achieved an A+ on the first project and you are ready for more!
Great job. You'll learn more and more with each project you do. Now you're ready for bigger and bigger quilts. Have fun!