And it was a gift.
Now I know I said I wasn't going to tell anyone yet, and I didn't, she guessed.
I have one friend at work (I work with mostly men and most of the women are clique-y and related so I don't try too much with them). She's younger than me and had finished her drafting degree last year and decided that she didn't want to do drafting for the rest of her life and went back to school to become a teacher... at the University of Hawaii. So she left and came back this summer and is leaving again (probably for good) next week. Before she left last year (knowing about my IF) she told me she was going to make me a baby quilt. I told her it was a nice offer, but not to waste her time.
So I'm complaining about some horrible smell in the break room and she jokingly asks me, "What are you pregnant or something?" Well, we all know that I'm a bad liar, and she asked me outright, so I couldn't deny it (and this was at about 10 weeks). Anyhow, so she knows and immediately decides she's making me a quilt before she goes back. Anyhow, she finished it the other day and gave it to me, and it's awesome!
Can you believe that she finished this in barely 2 weeks? She's fast.
I told her it would probably be best to keep it gender neutral, and although their are a lot of browns, blues, and oranges most of the fabrics actually have a floral print and it will work perfectly for a boy or girl. And I love it, it fits my style... I'd been eying some of those fabrics lately anyhow.
The back is a flannel, so it's very soft. And she really enjoyed doing it because it was her first free motion quilt and I think she did a really good job on that. I also immediately noticed the zig-zagging and thought it looked really cool with the fabrics (you don't see a lot of zig-zag on quilts). She confessed that after she washed it, some of the fabrics frayed even though she did really good with the seam allowances and zig-zagging covered it up. I wouldn't have known if she hadn't of told me, I just think it looks cool.
Anyhow, I have an awesome friend and this is an awesome gift. The only condition is that I have to send her a pic of the baby on the quilt (hopefully I can manage that).