I finished the quilt for my sister's son the day she was due. Luckily (?), she didn't go into labor early. In fact, we had to wait a whole extra week to finally meet him. He is absolutely perfect. Our whole family is in love with him.
But since I mentioned it and already shared some photos of the quilt in progress, I figured it would be good to show off the finished product.
It's definitely not perfect, but for my first attempt at a real pattern (instead of just random squares, not worrying about lining things up), it's not bad.
It's a little wrinkly... even though it is the one thing I've ironed more than anything else. Ever.
Just went with super simple on the back. I wanted to add a little something, so I did a little quick "embroidery" on a what I was calling a patch. It ended up as more of a handle. Hopefully it holds up and he doesn't rip it out...
I had my sister open it up as soon as she could after the baby was born. I thought it would go much differently then what it did, but she likes it (which is what I was going for). Now, hopefully baby boy likes it too when he's old enough to take notice.