I immediately was drawn to my stash of reproduction prints, since they are great for babies & children. There are lots of novelty motifs that can be incorporated & the colors are usually bright & cheerful. Originally, I was going for a red, white & blue theme which is classic, but after digging out all my prints, I decided to throw in yellows, oranges & greeens as well.
I wanted to incorporate a star design into the quilt, something simple, but would accomodate all the different colors. I remembered that I had saved a copy of Stefanie's very sweet Charming Stars Quilt pattern & knew I could modify it into a baby quilt size. So I decided on a 9 block version with white sashing.