A few weeks ago, my niece's sister-in-law had a baby boy, and I had promised her a baby quilt - well I started a couple, and they didn't seem quite right, and then I saw this fabric called Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda. This was just perfect for the project I has planned! I ordered a charm pack and some fabric from the same range for the backing and the binding, and then spotted this cream tone on tone fabric also by Sweetwater, from their range called "Lucy's Crab shack" which was just what I wanted for sashing and borders. The strips for this quilt quickly pieced together (I used mettler fine embroidery thread as that's what my Bernina seems to prefer) and the top was completed in just over an hour...
...this quilt pattern is called "Charm Squares Baby Quilt" and is designed by Elizabeth Hartman. the pattern is a free download from her blog Oh Fransson! and I've made this several times and it always looks great no matter fabric range I use. I've used cotton wadding by Quilters Dream, and a cream quilting thread by King Tut. lots of straight rows half an inch apart gives the quilt a lovely soft ribbed effect. The binding is a lime green stripe from the Road 15 range, and yes I've sewn one of my labels in the corner too...
...now this can finally be posted off to baby Leon and hopefully he'll have lots of happy dreams snuggled up n it, and hopefully I'll get to see him soon and have a cuddle too!!
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These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.