Hey! You could so make that! It says "cheater" right there in the headline. It looks simple enough! Go find that fabric! And start quilting- it's probably just like making pillowcases!
Pessimistic Self: Um... do you realize you just bought almost $200 of FABRIC?
Crafty Self: It may be fabric now, but it will be quilts for the children soon! (got this for the boy, and this for the twins- yes, I'll be making a baby quilt and TWO bed-sized quilts- just so we're clear)
Pessimistic Self: And we're confident about this?
Crafty Self: Of course! What could possibly go wrong? There's an online tutorial and everything!
Pessimistic Self: You could find out it is actually way above your beginner (is there a level below beginner? That would more aptly describe where you are) skill level? And then you'll have two hundred dollars in fabric gathering dust in your closet.
Crafty Self: Too late! Already paid for it!
Pessimistic Self: Crap. We're screwed.
On the brighter side, I was doing laundry and noticed that one of the hamper liners had a hole (yes, I am admitting to routinely washing the liners of my laundry hampers here) and by golly! I walked two steps, turned on the sewing machine, AND FIXED IT. There are no words to describe that feeling... like the Visa commercial says "Priceless." I may not be completing a major-serious-for-real-sewing-project, but if all I can do is mend my laundry hamper liners? I will still be pleased with myself.