I finally finished the baby quilt! I am really pleased with how it turned out. The free-motion quilting was not as difficult as I thought it would be (once I got the hang of it) and sewing the applique on was a breeze.
The back of the quilt is pale blue Minky Dot and it is SOOOOOO soft! I highly suggest purchasing the genuine Minky brand, because it is much softer that the type that Jo-Ann’s carries. I also read that it will hold up better in the wash, which is necessary with baby items.
Here are photos of the finished product: