And, she did! In fact, she loved it! (Fist pump!)
And so did my son, so I felt really bad about tugging it out from underneath him and mailing it off. But he'll get over it. I think he was simply excited that I finally let him touch it since I'd been kind of freaky and refused to let his germy sticky hands touch the fabric at all during the process because, well, the main fabric has a white background and I didn't need granola bar smears marring the perfection of it!
Vertical sashing sewed on, horizontal sashing pinned in place.
Waiting for a border
12"x12" matching pillowcase
Super fierce backing fabric and my signature
Monkeys sliding down rainbows=My favorite part of the fabric
The finished product
A few more notes: I still haven't found a way I want to sign my name, so a heart and the letter "A" will have to do for now. Because my batting had an allowance of 2"-4", I quilted a square within the white square (I think 1.5" in?) and also quilted both around the entire block and just inside the white square, about 1/8" away from the seam. I used white thread on the white square quilting and lime green thread on the outside portion, meaning the quilting showed up nice and bright against the turquoise of the backing fabric. I think it looked awesome, but it is my quilt, so take that with a grain of salt. I couldn't get a good photo of it inside my house (stupid lack of natural light!) so I slung it over the fence and shot a few photos before running from the cold. I'd like to say this is why it's not centered and hanging crooked in the photo, but that's probably because I didn't notice.
I really really really enjoyed making this quilt, and I was sad to part with it, but since its final home is with a super cool friend and her super cool baby, I suppose I'll sacrifice.