This would be fun....http://andiejohnsonsews.blogspot.com...-tutorial.html
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My first quilt was a Turning Twenty. It's so easy because the pieces are large and the blocks are as well. In fact, I'll be teaching it as a beginning quilting class for my church.
Karen in Kentucky
My first quilt was a sampler that had 20 blocks. The first ones were nine and four patch, then progressed to half square triangles, appliqué, etc. one block was a picture of our house. It was fun and a way to learn by beginning with simple blocks and progressing to more difficult ideas. It was a way to develop a good understanding of how a jilt block is designed and constructed. The quilt was on our bed for five years, and we still have it.
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
It is late and I want to get to bed so I have not read all of the suggestions so please forgive me if I am (accidentally) repeating what someone else already said.
I would suggest she start on something smaller such as placemats or a table runner. They are far less overwhelming and provide quicker gratification than a lap or bed quilt. I think rail fence goes quickly and is also easy to quilt and makes great placemats. You are an angel to share your knowledge and skills.
I would choose a pattern that is easily accomplished and not too challenging so she gets the "feeling of accomplishment". I started sewing a couple of years ago, and took a beginner sewing class, and was thrilled to bring home a completed project "I made myself!" (I'm 50 yrs. old) It was a tote bag.
After that I saw an ad about quilting and went and did that class. I loved the project but found myself at home alone trying to figure out how to complete it. I have learned a lot since, but I think a project that could be completed during the class would have boosted my enthusiasm and confidence.