my daughter pieced the four center blocks in a liberated log cabin style using thrifted fabrics that she found in Honduras. she does not have the luxury of electricity where she's living so she pieced them by hand. she did a good job too~! i was able to visit her over the holidays and the blocks came home in my backpack so that i could square them up, set them together (with a border), back and layer the piece and finally quilt it. i decided to use a perle cotton and big/utility stitch. that goes pretty fast and seems appropriate for this cute little gift.
the baby was due in late january but surprised everyone by arriving in early january instead~! so i've really got to hurry up and finish it. i'm happy to be a part of the whole process as the mother has been a very good friend of my daughter since their elementary school days and is practically part of the family. this is the second of two boys in their growing family. the first little guy also received a quilt (jungle theme) that was collaboratively done by my daughter and i.