I just got back from a year abroad and half my friends are pregnant (the half that didn't give birth while I was gone apparently =P )
I went with a pretty basic pattern ... and used mostly fabrics from my stash. Which was a challenge... I have tons of pinks & florals... but everyone keeps having boys!!! So I had to buy a couple yards for the backing though because I just didn't have enough blues.
Very traditional, but the nursery is dark blue & light blue with red trim... so it works.
I went with simple diagonals for the quilting. Easy-peasy.
And here's the back... sometimes quilt backs are as much fun as the tops.
Next up - a quilt for me!!