I dug this baby quilt since the first time I saw it posted on the Purl Bee blog and I've just been waiting for an excuse to make one. A coworker is having a baby in a couple of months so this will be a gift.
I usually will chose a design and then modify it, not to the point of it being indistinguishable, but just enough to make it harder on myself. For this one I am following the instructions to the letter...even the color palette is the same blue and orange. I recommend this approach. Much less cursing.