I wanted to make some mats for laying baby on for some upcoming showers. I'd never quilted before so I took the "cheater" route and used the pre-quilted fabric that JoAnns sells. They're really simple with the pre-quilted fabric, high loft batting and backed in matching minky fabric:
They turned out pretty cute, I'm not SUPER proud of them but they'll do:
(Backed in matching brown minky)
I think sometimes cheating is fine. I would have wound up throwing this project against a wall if I'd tried to do the quilting, I'm glad I cheated but I hope to do a REAL quilt in the future. Baby steps!