One of my very first patterns was designed especially for beginners because it teaches all those good beginner skills like rotary cutting, strip piecing, subcutting, chaining, nesting, stitch in the ditch and free motion quilting. It's a one-stop-shop for beginning quilters.
Not long ago, however, I updated Precious Gems into some mod colors -- those young mothers like unbaby baby quilts and this actually makes a good baby quilt. Toss it on the floor and let the infant lie on it and practice using those large muscles. It also makes a wonderful backdrop for a photo or two of a baby. Very artistic.
Enjoy, Lori Allison