I have wanted to quilt for years, but I will admit that I just don't have the patience. I will never really be able to stand to do intricate piecing, use batting, and sew everything so exactly. But I definitely want quilts of my own making.
Enter the un-quilt. Constructed just like a fleece pillowcase with a patched top, this is one of the warmest and easiest blankets you will ever make.
I have made two quilts for our house and one for my parents, and they are all holding up fine. Our quilts have been in use for about four years, and they have been used and used. We use them for naps year round, on the bed in winter, and even on vacation. Our quilts have been to my college reunion to decorate our borrowed dorm room, to Key West when we stayed for a couple of weeks, and even outside for a picnic. They are still looking great and keeping us cozy.