I didn't want to risk giving you a sneak peak at the baby's quilt. I don't think my brother and SIL actually read the blog, but just in case...
My brother is a big Disney fan. He's been to both parks (Anaheim and Orlando) multiple times. He's been on the Disney cruise ship. He did three student internships at Disney World. And - of course - he and my sister initiated the thirteen-year-old nephew Disney extravaganzas :D
My SIL, however, is not... NOT... into Disney. But she likes red and white polka dots.
I already had some black and red fabrics with small white polka dots, and headed to JoAnn to find something to go with, but without much of a plan of how it would all come together. I pulled a black and a red with larger polka dots, and then it hit me. The red with the big polka dots just looked like Minnie's dress to me! I wanted to please my SIL with the colors and fabrics, but also give a nod to my brother and his interests... and came up with this.
Just two little water-molecule Mickeys...
... and Minnie's bow.
I'm hoping the Disney theme is subtle enough that my SIL will be okay with it :D
It finished at about 46' by 38' - just right for the crib - and I included a bright red crib sheet as well :D
I didn't get a pic of the back. I'd intended to use a piece of red flannel, to make it extra soft and cozy, but even after pre-washing the flannel I was worried about the dye running, so the back ended up being plain white muslin, which is also pretty soft.
Hope she likes it :D