Here it is:
I decided to make a picnic type blanket because we don't have one and i figured it didn't have to be quite as big as a quilt for a bed. Seemed like a good starter. I also decided to do a rag quilt because I thought it would be easier. It definitely is easy, if you can sew a straight line you can make a rag quilt, but easier does not necessarily mean it takes a shorter amount of time! I chose to do red, white and blue b/c I guess 4th of July makes me think of BBQs and picnics. Plus I think it's a really cute color scheme. I love it.
I really didn't follow any directions when I made my rag quilt, I had just heard from others how they made theirs and I came up with mine. I'm sure if you search rag quilt in google you'll easily be able to find directions. Of course people have been making these blankets for a long time, i'm guessing i'm one of the last people out there to try it! If you have questions though, you can always ask me :).