I went home and tried to make a pot holder. I hadn't understood the verbal directions, so my "pot holder" didn't follow the traditional log cabin pattern. I liked it, though, and I decided not to stop with just one square. I kept having to go back to the fabric store and buy more fat quarters. I hadn't bought yardage, so I was sort of forced to do a scrappy version right off the bat. My pot holder turned into a somewhat scrappy quilt.
I didn't actually quilt it. I was so new, I couldn't imagine how to tackle that. So I put flannel on the back, and turned it and tied it with yarn. I use it now and then, and I'm still fond of my Quilt #1. It hardly seems like ten years since I first started quilting!