I did this cuddly blanket for a friends new baby. I thought the material was fitting since they are a Navy family and they have a new son. I had done a previous prototype(on a much smaller scale!), but wanted to go for the BIG one! I'm really pleased with how it turned out. My sewing machine probably needs a tune up with all the projects I've done the last few years. She was a little squeeky tonight, but got the job done:) I'm not big on sewing anything rounded, but I can sew a mean straight stitch...lol So what do you think?