Cheri made this sweet quilt for grandbaby #2 that is due in July. It will be a surprise if it is a boy or a girl so the first quilt this lucky baby will receive has a nice neutral color palette.
Cheri used a fabric line called "Darling Little Dickens" by Moda, and when I first looked at it I thought I saw carrots and peas and doughnuts and chicken legs. Upon closer inspection it is actually carrots and peas and sheep and bears among other things!
Cheri and I debated between putting a panto on this or doing a simple custom. In the end the delicate fabrics and simple layout were calling out for custom. I did not quilt on the prints, rather in the ditch around them, and added single loops in the sashing and a triple loop in the border.
The backing a piece of beige Fireside fabric and I really enjoyed working with it and the end result. It is far less messy and less stretchy than any of the other cuddle or minkee fabrics. Fireside is a 100% polyester fabric made by Moda. It has a really nice feel in your hand.
I love the quilt and the poppies that bloom for just too short a time in my front yard!