Thanks to those of you who offered solutions / ideas to this quilting problem.
In the end I decided to go with an upholstery weight fabric from Spotlight ... cheap as chips and the girl just loves it!!
It even has a bit of sparkly glitter through it!!
(Hard to photograph the sparkle ... but trust me!!)
Simply quilted and with matching binding ...
Happiness is a colourful girly picnic rug!!!
Have a stitchin' Tuesday!!