Receiving blankets are the easiest project in the world.
This was made by squaring up a yard of fabric (which turns out to be around 35") then pin and sew the binding on so the raw edges show on both sides (they will fray in the wash). Made with flannel so it's soft and cuddly! Makes a great gift.
This or this tutorial are also easy and fast. Add applique pictures to personalize! Perfect for new babies.
The little duck is included in our Oh, Ducky pattern.