I was hoping to get it done before Valentine's day and oh happy day...it literally took me two days to complete this lovely thing (kind of want to keep it for myself!). I cut the squares one night while watching TV and did all the sewing and "fringing" the next night.
All my squares are 7" x 7" with a 3/4" seam allowance...and I did not use batting like most rag quilts call for because this is a flannel quilt (front and back) so I didn't want it to be too hot. For instructions just google "rag quilt" or search for instructions on pinterest...there'll be tons to choose from. And it's a very forgiving quilt (great for beginners)...not all of my seams matched up perfectly (as they need to do in regular quilting) but you'll never know cause the fringe covers everything up! I'm going to box it up and send it to Shelby along with some chocolates for Valentine's day...she's going to be so surprised (and I hope she loves it as much as I do.)