Well, I didn't quite make my deadline on this blanket, but I did get it done in about 1 week. The caterpillar was kind of an afterthought. Without him it's just another baby blanket, don't you think? I also added a sweet scalloped edge to give an even softer look. Oh, and did I mention that this blanket Is super soft and cuddly? I think my friend will love giving it!