For an added surprise you can make an additional reversable matching quilt for the child as well.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Two Coordinating pieces of fabric cut 18 x 23 inches
1 piece of quilt batting or heavy felt cut 16 x 21 inches.
1 of the above fabrics cut 12 x 9 inches
1 plain piece of material cut 10 x 8 inches
Scraps of batting or stuffing (for pillow)
Step 2: Prepare The Batting
Lay one piece of 18 x 23 fabric face down on table.
Place and center the batting or felt piece on top.
Run a long basting stitch down both of the long sides of the batting or felt.
Lay the other piece of fabric on top with right sides together.
Pin all around the outside edges.
Starting off center at the bottom stitch on a 5/8 inch line all the way around leaving an opening in the bottom large enough you can slip your hand and forearm in for turning the quilt inside out.
Step 4: Making The Corner
Lift the needle adjustment, turn your fabric making sure it is on the 5/8ths line, turn your fabric and continue to sew the nest side.
Trim fabric at an angle on each corner being careful not to cut the stitching.
Trim away excess fabric within 1/4 inch of he seam line.
Slide your arm inside the opening and pull your quilt right side out. Take a straight pin and 'pick out' the corner out to shape it square. Use this method for all corners.