My niece, the mother of the daddy-to-be sent me photo of the rug in the baby's room, so that's what I went with.
Since we no longer have any quilts shops nearby (there used to be three within a half hour's drive) I had to buy my fabric online. I fell in love with the Dr. Seuss collection and there were a ton of fabrics from which to choose. It is bright, very bright and I hope baby and Mom like it.
It's all machine quilted, using a wavy line on the straight seams and a straight line on the diagonals.
Using this pattern gives you an extra strip that I take apart to make a simple nine patch pillow.
I am sending along an indelible pen to fill in the blanks and also a few Dr. Seuss books.