I tried a new free motion quilting pattern; it's called pebbles. I really like how it turned out, but it was time consuming and used a miles of thread.
Here's a closeup of the quilting. I'm not sure if you can see it but each pebble has 2-3 rounds of stitching. In order to achieve the look of continuous pebbles you have to quilt the pebble and then stitch around it again to the starting spot of the next pebble. I would definitely do this again in small areas, never an entire quilt. I suppose the pebbles could be made much larger on a bed size quilt.
Ironically, I sewed a flannel crib sheet for Little J today even though we're having an Indian summer. His last flannels were from my sister-in-law. I don't know how many of her children they warmed, but they warmed our first four and were basically thread bare. Anyway, I used this tutorial at Everything Your Mama Made & More. It was easy to follow and the project was done in no time. I will however, make the next one an inch shorter in length and I will do a zigzag stitch all the way around the rectangle before cutting the corners and adding the elastic.
This post wouldn't be complete without a bit about Down syndrome. See that little space between Little J's big toe and 2nd toe? That's called sandal gap. It's a physical trait of Down syndrome, but nothing to fret over. It's just a variation of normal. He'll never have to worry about flip flop blisters.