The End Product:
This project was much easier than the slippers. The instructions were fairly clear, although they missed a few steps that I had to figure out for myself. I like the fabric, and it seems to me to have turned out exactly as it was supposed to. I'm bringing it over to Rachel (mother of Joshua Peter) this evening, so we'll see if it works like it's supposed to as well! I think that this pattern is a keeper.
I didn't make many modifications to this pattern - I chose to use a light cotton so the baby won't get too warm and sleepy under the blanket (I've heard that can be a problem). On the back of each of the bottom corners of the blanket/cover/apron I sewed in an 8"x8" square of terry cloth for times when a spit cloth isn't readily available. I would have liked to have sewn in a pocket or two of the contrasting fabric on the front and back of the blanket/cover/apron but alas, the pattern was correct in the amount of contrasting fabric I needed and I had no leftovers.