I wanted to base them off of the quilt we have on our bed, which was made by my grandmother and given to us as a wedding present.
I know, I come from quite the family of crafty ladies! Since my budget for crafts these days is 0, I looked through the box of craft items I brought with me to Seattle, which included some blue fabric I hadn't found a use for, and lots of yarn. Inspiration!
I do have my sewing machine here, but I have no place to set it up. That's alright though since I was in no rush, and it can be extra rewarding to make something entirely by hand.
I started out by hand sewing three sides of two pieces of square blue fabric together with a running stitch.
Then I turned that inside out, ironed it, and closed out the last edge using a whipstitch.
I got out a large needle, threaded my yarn through, and did a blanket stitch to match the edges of my Grandmother's quilt.
I'm happy with the results, and I will make a whole set eventually.