I just joined at virtual quilt show - people are posting the first quilt they every made. Mine was created back in 2002. I decided a quilt would be a good wedding present, so I made one. A bit ambitious, especially starting with queen size and using a borrowed, standard sewing machine. It's a pretty simple design with big, plain blocks, but I liked the fabrics and it was a good starter project. My work got more complicated with time... (will post more quilt pics later)
Here is the link to the virtual quilt show - look for carrotpeople. http://www.flickr.com/groups/flickrvqs/pool/
Of all the stupidly ambitious things I've tried to do with no preparation, making a queen size quilt isn't that bad. Another time I'll tell you about my experience riding in a 5-hour tremendously hilly bike race only 3 months after having bought a bicycle. Now that put the stupid in stupidly ambitious.