"Begin at the beginning, go on till you get to the end, then stop."
This was sage advice from Alice-In-Wonderland which is my first remembered read-to-me book and one on which I hope to base a quilt one of these days.
Let me begin with a picture of My First Quilt: It is a "Disappearing 9-Patch" made with a Civil War Crossings Charm Pack to which I added stuff from my own stash. It is machine-pieced and hand quilted.
Although my first pieced top which was made into a comforter for my husband was this, a basic 9 patch made of pinwhale corduroy and velveteens and some raw slubby silk:
Here is a picture of the early stages, squares laid out.