I had a lot of fun picking out fabric choices at Joann Fabrics. It took a few trips to the store to make my final selections, but I'm thrilled with how they all coordinate (they were not from the same "fabric collection" so I had to hunt around a bit). My friend didn't know if they were having a girl or a boy, so everything I picked had to be semi-gender neutral, although I did end up selecting several flower prints. She ended up having a girl, so it worked out well :)
It really wasn't difficult at all…the hardest part was cutting out all the darn pieces and then deciding where to put them in the quilt relative to one another. The dogs thwarted my attempts to lay out the quilt pieces on multiple occasions, so they ended up getting shut out the bedroom while I worked. The sewing was actually easy peasy. It was just a matter of finding the time to do it all! :)
Here is my sweet baby Grace modeling the blanket for you. Isn't she just the cutest?!