This is actually what saved my sanity that last month of pregnancy, as I decided to hand quilt the entire thing (you might recall my tale of woe since I couldn't WALK.) I was too lazy to buy more fabric, so I decided to just call it a play mat (since it's a little too small to be anything else!)
You can find the tutorial I loosely used herebut honestly, I mostly made up my own gig, which resulted in pinwheels that we're facing the wrong way or significantly too small or too big. Oops.
I'm afraid my cutting out method was slightly off, so some of the squares are crooked and the binding is lopsided. But if you squint, it's kinda cute!
I can still remember those long days of misery, quilting from morning until evening and watching Jimmy Fallon and Family Feud to keep me from dying. I told myself that the night I finished it, Ella would make her grand appearance. As far as motivation goes, I think that's what gave me the patience to hand quilt. But it definitely didn't make Ella come any sooner! :)
Safe to say, I'm never going to have that much time to use on QUILTING ever again. So I consider this my once in a lifetime triumph, never to be repeated!
There is currently a pile of spit up on the mat from an unmentionable baby, due to last night's midnight pizza shenanigans (Ella and I know how to party!)
My next project is trying my thumbs at some baby moccasins. *oh. boy*