I saw an incredible reversible quilt on pinterest. There were no directions given so that just fueled my desire to make one. It took a few tries to work the kinks out but this technique is not all that difficult to do. With that said, maybe not easy enough for a first project.
If you want to see the original inspiration, you can find it at: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/4c/c3/96/4cc396d17f39fe3402797c522e1ed8d6.jpg
I worked by hand but you could easily use a sewing machine.
I use quilts to stay busy when I am stuck waiting--to pick up kids from school, doctor's offices, watching sleeping hospital patients. This quilt in particular is a good 'take with me' kind of project. The pieces stay relatively small (fit easily in a Ziploc bag) right up until the end. Except for cutting the fabric and ironing, the I worked this entire project away from home.
Couple of pins
Sheet of paper
Fabric: I am using scraps from other quilts. You can use old clothes or buy new fabric. If you use new fabric, pre-wash and dry it. You do not want it to shrink when you wash the finished quilt. If one fabric shrinks more than another, it can tear the quilt.
Batting: Batting is the fluffy layer in the middle of the quilt sandwich. It comes in lots of different thicknesses and materials (cotton, polyester, wool)--they all work. I have a lot of scraps from other projects and this is an opportunity to use up some of them.
Backing: Traditionally the back of a quilt is muslin which is a plain, inexpensive cotton fabric. Since this is a reversible quilt, you may choose to use something else. I am going to use my scraps of muslin and a few other solid scraps--I like the color contrast.
Needles: If you are taking this with you, bring at least 2 needles. Sometimes one breaks--don't know why, just does. Choose one with a sharp point that is thin enough to slide through the fabric without too much effort.
Pins: It is always nice to have one when you need it.
Thread: I use quilt thread. It is significantly thicker (stronger) than all purpose thread. If you are using all purpose thread, I recommend doubling your thread. Mine is a scrap quilt so the color is not important.
Scissors: Even after the squares are cut, you will need scissors to trim them down to circles. They should be sharp. To keep your sewing scissors sharp, resist the urge to use them on paper. Paper destroys their ability to cut fabric.
Paper: This will be used to create the circle pattern that will give the beautiful design on the reverse side of the quilt.