I finished making a custom crib bumper and dust ruffle set just before I left on vacation. I wish I had a crib to put them in so you could see them better. Here's the inspiration photo.
The fabrics were chosen and supplied by the expectant mom. I can't wait to see photos when she has them in the crib because it's hard to appreciate them otherwise, especially the box-pleated dust ruffle
The bumper pads have double thickness inserts, they're tufted, and have custom piping all the way around them. There's one fabric on the outside, minky on the inside with striped ties that match the striped piping and dust ruffle. I "fussy cut" the floral fabric used for the gusset so that the flowers in the pattern would line up all the way around and be consistent on all four pads. There are zippers on the pad covers so they can be removed and laundered.
These were a ton of work but I think the end result is very special.