When I saw some Marmalade "Mini Charms" for sale in my local quilt shop, Quilters Haven, I couldn't resist them!! As soon as I saw this lovely range by Bonnie and Camille for Moda, I knew it would make a lovely baby quilt, and I had the perfect pattern to use that is a free download on the Moda Bake Shop website. The original pattern (by teaginny designs) uses strips from a Jelly Roll that is sewn into strips and cross-cut. I thought this was going to be a slow process as I was using all these little squares.....
.....but these mini-charms were quickly pieced together in no time at all I used the green spot from the same range of fabrics for the inner border (I'm going to use it for the binding too) and this white floral fabric that is used for the two outer borders keeps it looking fresh and bright.....
.....and the dense quilting (lots of rows stitched ½" apart) adds a wonderful ribbed texture to it. I used white Mettler quilting thread in both the top of the machine and in the bobbin too. When this quilt is washed and dried it will wrinkle up beautifully, and be really soft and snuggly.....
.....label on, binding on, job done! As you can see, I have stitched the label in place along both sides, and after sewing the binding onto the front of the quilt by machine, I have hand-stitched the binding to the back of the quilt, using pale grey Mettler quilting thread shade 0813, and ladder stitch.....
.....this will soon be posted off to Norway, as my friend Eva's daughter, Hilde, is expecting a baby girl next month. I made a baby quilt with a "Pure" jellyroll by Sweetwater for Moda, using the same pattern when she had a baby boy, Sondre, last year - I hope she likes this quilt just as much as she liked the last one!
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