I made this quilt for my nephew, Ayden, this past Christmas (2008). I just realized that I hadn't posted it on here yet, so I am now. The front was a combination of surfboards, monkeys, and treasure maps and the back was made with stripes that went every which way - on purpose.
close-up of the front
I washed it two or three times before I mailed it, so that the cut edges would be sufficiently 'rag-ish'. (that's the only way that I can think of to explain it- my brain's not working too well today)