"Scrumptious" is the perfect name for this gorgeous fabric range by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. I bought 3 Mini-Charm packs of this range from my local quilt shop, Quilters Haven, along with this pretty white tone-on-tone by Robert Kaufman, and then did a quick online search for some more fabric for backing, borders and binding. I found a great online shop called Hulu - it's not quite the same as browsing around a quilt shop, but it certainly saved the day as I was desperate for some more of this fabric for borders and backing and binding. These Mini-Charms pieced together really quickly...
...I used a favourite quilt pattern, "Pure Baby Boy" which is a free download from the Moda bake Shop website, and substituted 3x Mini-Charm packs for the Jelly Roll that's used in the original pattern. This spotty fabric is great for the narrow borders, and looks great framed by the white floral tone on tone...
...then it was time for rows and rows of straight quilting. I always use Schmetz Topstitch needles for quilting, and now I have a new best friend - Aurifil thread. This quilt was initially quilted with stitch in the ditch, then quilted every half an inch apart, using the edge of the walking foot as a guide, stitching in opposing directions. I love the soft ribbed effect this quilting gives, and it is perfect for wrapping around a baby, giving it lots of cuddles and snuggles...
...one of my labels is machined into place on the back of the quilt, and the binding fabric is the same same spot that I used for the inner borders. The binding is machined 0.5" from the edge of the quilt, and then stitched by hand to the back using ladder stitch...
...and here is the finished baby quilt, and it's definitely one of my favourites. At last it's stopped raining and I could finally take a photograph!! I'd wrapped this one up ready to be delivered, and had rather stupidly forgotten to take a picture of it, so it's got a few creases in it but they'll soon come out with a few cuddles!! I absolutely adore all the ranges by Bonnie and Camille and may have to invest in some more of this gorgeous "Scrumptious" fabric to make a big-girl quilt too ;)
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These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.