I have that book and want to make that quilt, too! I really like how the color changes. The directions look pretty easy, too. I only make baby quilts and baby sized charity quilts. When they are for a friend's baby, I usually wait until they have selected their nursery decorating scheme and plan something that coordinates. Do they know what they are doing yet? Some ideas that I had for my friend who is having a boy were: cars and trucks, sailboats, itsy bitsy spider, Jack and the Beanstalk (the one I have decided on - I'm on a fairy tale kick, just finished Princess and the Pea and the Cow Jumped Over the Moon). For another friend, I did a jungle theme that matched their nursery. Sports themed might work too, depending on the parents.