Oh look another Block of the Month (BOM) quilt - this one is aptly called Truly Scrumptious and is a Cinderberry Stitches design, which features a mixture of both piecing and embroidery. This one is my favourite block - cute cupcakes with a cherry on top! This quilt was made with 2 Jelly Rolls, and the fabric range is Shangri-La, by 3 Sisters for Moda. I stitched these blocks a few years ago, back in 2008. I used DMC embroidery threads, and the colours are just beautiful. Each month I received a pattern and fabric for each block, and set myself a target to get the block made up before the next one arrived. Finally I added the borders, and yes, you've guessed it - decided it was far too big a job to quilt myself, so it was folded away until I could decide what to do with it...
...well, then along came Janette and her longarm quilting machine - and yet again she has worked wonders with this quilt. I was THRILLED when I collected it from her a few weeks ago. The pattern suggested four corner stones, bordered and placed on the diagonal, but I decided to change the design slightly and left these out - I'm really pleased with the overall effect of the cream sashing...
...and finally the binding is sewn on - I always prefer to finish this by hand, using a thread that blends with the colour of the binding. Oh and of course a little flourish in the corner to complete it. A hand embroidered label to complete it! I chose this beautiful cream paisley extra-wide fabric for the backing, and between us, Janette and me chose this all-over quilting design, called Poppies. Janette used a soft gold coloured thread for the longarm quilting. I just adore this quilting design - it really is the icing on the cake!
...and finally this beautiful quilt is finished. I left another two quilt tops with Janette when I picked this one up, so I have kept my word, and I'm keeping her very busy!
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