Well, my weekends got a little crazy and I ended up not being able to start it until nearly the due date anyway, so I opted to wait and find out if I had a nephew or a niece. I had my pattern picked out (I love Pinterest for this) and all I had left to do was make a stop at the fabric store. And because I knew what I was making ahead of time, the fabric shopping only took me 15 minutes. I know, because that's all the money I had for the parking meter!
Anyway, Alexander arrived and Christmas was only two weeks away. Needless to say, I didn't get it ready in time for that holiday, nor did I make it in time for his one month birthday. Sorry little guy. But, I did make it before he turned two months old and I love it.
But as I do with most of my projects, I had to try something new too. I found this pattern online for the braided strip. It went pretty quickly and was just what I needed to add some length to the back fabric. I had the solid fabric on hand from a previous quilt . . . it sort of matched.
Welcome to the world Alexander! I cannot wait to meet you.