This is now the official favorite quilt in our family. I finished it last week and the kids haven't stopped fighting about who gets it. Bad news for them, though - it's mine. :)
It's a very simple design - a 9-patch with a solid white center and matching sashing. I came up with the design based on a quilt that my grandmother made. At Emily's request, I did not machine quilt this one at all. All of my grandmother's quilts were hand-tied and that's what Em wanted. And I really like it.
After washing, the quilt has a lovely crinkled texture and is very soft and supple. It's a totally different feel than a machine-quilted quilt and it makes my kids very happy so I will probably do a lot more hand-tying. :)