you can check out my Pinterest pages for some beginner quilt inspiration. I recommend a couple of charm packs for a patchwork quilt. I enjoy sewing the toppers. Also, a jelly roll is perfect for a simple strip quilt. Simply lay out the strips and arrange them how you like and sew the strips together. I really enjoy precut fabrics like charms, jelly rolls, layer cakes and fat quarters. I wish quilting projects were more portable (like knitting). I would quilt more. I'm trying to move into more applique now, but for a beginner, I recommend enjoying the process of arranging squares or strips and sewing them togeter. I have a lot to say on this. I've been quilting for several years now.
Congratulations, Carmie; I'm guessing you're mighty glad you came back with a second comment:-)