i've just finished a blanket for my newest niece, kayleigh. it's fairly simple and very adorable.
here is what I started with:
1 yd white flannel
3/8 yd fabric of your choice (for binding)
white cotton thread
here are the finished blankets with made-by patches.
the blanket is from a book i bought called
Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts
by joelle hoverson
the book includes the made-by patches too.