On May 12, my grandparent's neighbor gave birth to her second son. Blake has played with their older son a few times so I thought it would be fun to make her something special for her new baby boy. They named him Riley so I wanted to make something that was his own since he will be inheriting a lot from his brother.
First, I found this book. It is quite quirky and makes the statement that mice have short, but happy lives because they cherish the simple things in life.
The cover of the book was my inspiration for the color pattern:
Since I want the human Riley to live a lot longer than the mouse, I stamped "The long and incredibly happy life of Riley" on the quilt.
It was simple and fun to make. I have found that making simple quilts is much more enjoyable then fussing with complicated patterns. This way they can use it as a park quilt and not worry about getting it dirty.