Great idea for a Baby quilt, replace the flower with a race car (or another shape) for a boy. TO TRY: yellow and green for John Deer theme. (not so wild about the black & white theme but could be very cute in many other color schemes)
Baby Rag Quilt Tutorial: This is by far the best tutorial for a first time attempt at a rag quilt. The fabric needed, tools, and helpful suggestions are all in this tutorial with terrific pictures for each step.