If there is one single event that inspires crafting it would be the birth of a baby. The months of pregnancy leave plenty of time for crafters to scheme, cut, and create something one of a kind for a one of a kind child. Working at a fabric store this was one of my favorite reasons for our customers to buy fabric. Babies get people all inspired and many times are a driving force for people who don't really craft or haven't made anything in a while.
Although I love sewing for babies, I do get a little tired of the cutesy pinks and blues. The prints are so limited to the first year or so of babyhood and feel mundane and overdone to me. So I was thrilled when this fabric group rolled on in to the store, and just in time to make a quilt for a new nephew. I fussy cut out the squares and improv- pieced around them to make them all the same size. I then did some simple white sashing around the blocks and bound it all with some yellow.
I was really pleased with how it turned out, perfect for either a girl or boy (on purpose because the parents didn't find out) and it ended up with a darling little boy!