My cousin Becky is due to have her first baby in October. She and her husband are leaving the gender a surprise, which would have driven me bonkers before I had Cooper. But now that I've had that experience myself, I appreciate it and enjoy gifting things that are gender neutral but fun. (I got so tired of finding only pale yellow and green options out there.)
This quilt was born out of procrastination since the shower tonight snuck up on me. I think the rush worked to my advantage though, because it forced me to do something very simple. This came together in about 3 hours this morning. With 45 minutes left before I had to leave, I decided I could put the finished quilt on the 20-minute "speed wash" to make it all crinkly. Well, 20 minutes turned into 40 minutes when the spin cycle just kept going, so I had to take the wet quilt and finish it off in my aunt's dryer!