It truly is my VERY 1st attempt. I loved the piece, patch quilt: basic quiltmaking skills. THAT was the 1st thing I looked at. Then I went into my local fabric store, not knowing WHAT i wanted to do, and she showed me a book on Log Cabin quilting and I picked a pattern and size out of the book, she showed me how to read what I needed and viola! It's not easy, I'm not a patient person either lol...so it's been a learning exp. for me. But RESEARCH...get books, look at different sites and take these online classes, they REALLY help! You'll have so much fun! I'm JUST finishing that quilt today, when I get it complete I'll post the pic, I also have oven mitts and pot holders already cut, just waiting on the Insul-brite to be delivered. (fabricdepot.com had some GREAT prices) Keepsakequilting.com another great site. Just SO much out there....and now, I'm hooked, so get ready to have a new fun addiction! I'm also signing up for classes locally. Good luck and HAVE FUN!