Saturday, June 17, 2017

Darling Little Dickens

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!


  1. The fabric, pattern, and your quilting, perfect combinations. I love the way you put the curls in the sashing, this highlights the blocks beautifully. What a delightful gift for the new baby.

  2. Pretty quilt, and I really like your border quilting.