Many people start patchwork by making hexagons. I learned to do that at school, and many years later I made this little quilt:
It consists of a blue and white hexagon piece, made over papers and appliqued to a dark blue background. There is some simple quilting around the borders.
The material for the hexagons started off as two pillowcases from a charity shop and a spare half metre of dark blue fabric. The backing fabric is a cotton sheet folded in half. The filling is 2oz polyester wadding off the roll.
I remember that I made the hexagons and sewed them together whilst on holiday and put the quilt together when I came home. The quilting is very basic – I sewed along strips of sellotape for the parallel lines and drew round plates and glasses to get the overlapping circles.