I know that I mentioned this quilt in my first post, but I thought that I'd post more specifically about it. People seem to have reacted well to it, so here are some of my thoughts on how I came up with it. I was very influenced by all of the wonderful stacked coin, or chinese coin quilts that are on flickr. Like this one, and this one. So simple and modern and beautiful!
From there, the parents had requested light green, so I had that as a jumping off point. I went with colors that I felt really are not specifically boy or girl-ish. As much as I love to use loads of pinks, to me, the instant that there is even a little pink in a quilt, it becomes girly. That and bold florals. I feel like a Dad looking as a quilt with loads of flowers in it just won't think it's right for his baby boy. Granted, there are exceptions to everything, but this is my thinking... Add that all up, (plus lots of fussy cutting of Heather Ross' amazingly fun and whimsical fabrics) and you get this result!
Update: A few people have asked about the measurements of this quilt... it's 45" x 60". The columns are 6" wide and all of the sashing and the border are 4" wide.