It wasn't that I didn't want to, it was just that it was only the third quilt I had ever made! I was nervous it wouldn't turn out very well and that everyone would notice every little mistake. In the end it turned out okay, but I was a bit rushed and the binding looks a little sloppy in some areas. That just adds to the homemade charm, am I right? :)
I looked at her registry and chose a color scheme based on what she had on her wish list. I went with a bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop.