I saw a picture of a baby blanket (sometimes called a "minky blanket") and decided that it didn't look too hard and that I was going to try it. The truth is that it wasn't really hard, just very time consuming. Basically you take the two cuts of fabric (one the soft, "minky" fabric, that reminds me of egg crates- and one just a patterned cut of regular fabric) and you stitch them together, diagonally, using the raised bumps as your reference. No batting needed! In theory, this is not hard, but I will say the "minky" fabric stretches and I found myself pinning every row of diagonal stitching I made, trying not to stretch in too much as I went along. Like I said, not hard- but time consuming.
I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. I'm not sure if I'll keep this one for my own little girl that's arriving soon, or if I'll make another one for us and give this one away, but I love it!