So, after the "stitch and botch" that was my valiant attempt at a baby blanket gift, I learned my lesson and tried again. This time I pre-washed the fabrics and nixed the stripes to make it easier on myself.
Here is the Stitch (purposely skewed stripes):
Here is the Botch (not purposely coming out of their stitching – note to self: wash fabric FIRST):
Here is the "Do-Over" times two – one for each new little girl: