Ok, so because Kristy (Quiet Play) is in Australia, her January 1st started 16hrs earlier than ours. Consequently, I got the first set of instructions today!
The first block is the potholder and oven mitt. It is relatively simple paper piecing, and fairly easy (the whole block is 10″ so all sections are good size).
The block is divided into three sections, which are then sewn together to create (drumroll, please):