Some of our Navy friends out here had a baby shower for Me and another spouse who is excepting a baby soon. I knew it was coming, but thought that they were going to do a group gift since that is what has been done for us in the past. But as the shower got closer I realized that I needed to come up with a gift on my own. I didn't have a ton of time (1 1/2 days to be exact) but I wanted to do something that would be special. So I went back to a pattern that I had made before and knew would work up quickly.
This is what I came up with
Since I was on a time crunch I quilted it by machine. I outlined all the blocks and the borders. Then I quilted a few inches inside of the flower wreath. I didn't have enough time to tie some yellow ribbon or yarn in the center of each flower like I wanted to, but I'm still happy with it overall. And it went together a lot faster than the first time I did this pattern. Probably because I didn't go exclusively by the pattern, I made it my own with the material I had and then took it to the fabric store to find a backing and border fabric. And that is what a scrappy quilt is meant to be I think.
Anyway. The pattern is one of Eleanor Burns Free patterns on her Quilt in a Day website. It is the Rainbow wreath pattern that can be downloaded there.