I have a new nephew on the way. I admit I have been seriously intimated about this quilt and have certainly dragged my feet on it. I wanted to make this new little guy a quilt, but my SIL is a fabulous seamstress as well as a HomeEc teacher. She does things like make commissioned wedding dresses and over-the-top pirate costumes in her spare time. My one consolation is that she doesn't make quilts.
I bought this fabric (Wheels by Riley Blake) a while ago and thought it would be perfect. I decided on a simple design, though I really struggled on this one. My seam allowances really mattered on this one and nothing seemed to be matching up. My final blocks were more than a 1/4 inch off. I have never had this happen before, especially on some simple blocks. I recently bought a new ruler and wonder if it is the culprit or if perhaps my guide on my 1/4 inch piecing foot is bent and off. Needless to say it was a bit frustrating to have to square up each block and slice off 1/2 inch to get them to all match up. I'll have to spend time time figuring out where my error was coming from, but in the meantime here are a few pictures.
The backing is the coordinating blue flannel print.