My sister-in-law ordered this baby quilt for a friend. She wanted something big-block, flannel, woodsy, reds/blues/greens, with parent/baby silhouettes. Started from scratch and came up with this. Borrowed the elk track idea from one of Carol Ann's quilts - the raspberry chocolate mousse quilt.
I used a faux ultra-suede for the silhouettes, flannel for the rest. Pieced the back with orphan blocks and chunks of flannel as well. One of the orphan blocks on the back was a flannel log cabin, which I thought fit the overall theme of the quilt.
DH said it sure didn't look like any baby quilt he'd ever seen before. I have to agree, but it is just what they wanted. I machine quilted it as best I could with my sorely lacking skills. Each one is a learning experience, right? Some places are better than others, but I was not going to "un-sew" on this one. Used some decorative stitches in places for the quilting, and attempted some thread painting in the dark blue block in the top corner. Used a variegated thread in browns/tans throughout.
There are several Connecting Threads flannels in this one.