I found the squares at the thrift store, and paid about $2.50 for all 6 of them. Especially from a distance like this, you can tell that the original crafter had some difficulties with the assembly...but I think it adds to the charm. I squared it all up as best I could with the brown fabric and orange borders, and had it quilted by a local longarm shop. My niece's favorite color is orange, and the back is an orange teardrop design that reminds me a bit of peacock feathers.
The finished size is larger than a crib quilt, but not quite a twin (the pictures were taken on the work table in the library!). I think the measurements from my receipt were 47" x 63". I figure it will be a cute bed topper or throw, or something to curl up with while reading on the couch...and when/if she outgrows the little animals, she can flip it over to the "feather" side.
And here is what I am most proud of...I hand-stitched the binding down on the back side.
The lady at the quilt shop would have done it, but it would have cost an additional $30. So when she offered to teach me to do it myself, it seemed silly to say no....although I don't think I'll ever be one of those people who enjoy this step of the process! But I can say I know how now. And these corners make me very happy. :)