This is probably where you'd expect to see a picture of a new baby with my quilt, right? Sorry. When I saw him he was busy either eating or sleeping. Also, I think it's sort of bad manners to post pictures of somebody else's 5 day old baby on the internet. So, no baby, but here's the quilt made with love for Ben:
This quilt is all boy, with blue stripes, blue dots, blue gingham, & blue whales. When shopping for fabric, I found the cute little whales first and then picked other fabrics that I thought would look nice together.
I learned while making this that the gingham fabric I bought was WAY too thin - it kept coming apart at the seams where sewn to the other fabrics. So frustrating. Never again with gingham. You can see I overcompensated with thick stitching along the seams to keep everything together. Novice quilter here.
All in all, I'm pretty pleased with this. This sounds really corny, but as I was making it I was thinking all sorts of good wishes for the baby (at that point, they hadn't decided on Benjamin yet so it was more like "I can't wait to meet you, Baby Whatever-Your-Name-Will-Be" and "I hope you and Will have so much fun being lifelong buddies, Currently-Nameless-Baby"). I'm hoping Ben enjoys it for tummy time and play time and rolling around on the floor and snuggles with his family.
Welcome to the world, Baby Ben! Stay cozy!