Unusually for me this quilt really started with the backing fabric. It's a Leah Duncan fabric called Up Above the Clouds So High.
When my husband's best friend and his wife told us they were expecting a baby I knew I wanted to make them a quilt and this fabric immediately came to my mind as it just seemed so happy to me and the colours lovely and bright for a baby. I had bought this fabric quite a while ago as I just couldn't resist it but I had to buy a bit extra in order to have enough for the entire back so now I still have some scraps left which is nice!
As I already had the backing fabric I just had to find matching fabrics for the front and plan the design.