Wow, Mary! Your words are so kind and humbling. Thank you for taking and interest in my work and liking what I do. Hmmm, how "involved" do you want your first pattern to be? This pattern, the "Illusions block", or sometimes known as the "Shadowbox pattern" is a good one for a beginner, because it's a simple block you repeat, and as you see it's very dramatic. A good beginners' quilt is the 1600 design [check that out on YouTube or Pinterest - the one I did in that pattern is the "Briana at the Jelly Roll Race" Another easy, straight line sewing quilt is the Mondrian Quilt. I don't have a pattern, but take some grid paper and start drawing boxes and coloring them in until you like the layout [that really is how I began on a LOT of the quilts I've done]. YouTube has a lot of patterns, not to mention free tutorials on beginners' designs. The best advice I can give you is just go for it! Find a pattern that YOU like, with colors that YOU like and have fun, most of all!