I finished piecing the top to my very first quilt ever this afternoon. I have thorough instructions but since I don't have a local guru I'm pretty much doing this on my own. The front looks pretty good for a first try, and the back doesn't even look that bad! I managed to press the seams the right way and only a few got turned the wrong way under the sewing machine foot so since they weren't bad I left them... shhhh... don't tell.
The next step is basting the layers together. That should be interesting!