I made this for a friend back in Michigan who recently had her second child. Since it was also her second girl, I didn't want to go over-the-top with pink. Her house is already full of glittery princess stuff, and I think she's probably over it.
The pattern is Pure Baby Boy
from Moda Bakeshop. I used a jelly roll of Aneela Hoey's "A Walk in the Woods"
fabric, which I'm a little in love with.
I didn't follow the pattern for the back, and instead pieced it with three "framed" fussy-cut squares.
The baby wasn't due until this weekend (though she ended up arriving a bit early), and I didn't have a chance to add her name before quilting. My initials and the year are embroidered in light pink.
I didn't pre-wash any of the fabric, which was a first for me, and it crinkled up nicely after washing (the other photos were taken before it was washed):
I quilted it with simple straight lines, approximately 3/4" apart (very approximately, as I'm terrible at maintaining a straight line, even with a guide).
The only issue I had with the pattern is that, if you have directional fabrics, they all will face sideways when pieced the way the pattern instructs. It took me a while to figure it out, but the example quilt was not pieced according to the instructions. It didn't bother me enough to change it, but I could see it being a big problem if you have a lot of directional prints.
Thanks so much for looking, I hope you like it!