As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve made some progress on my hungry caterpillar quilt. Now, it’s either going to be a cot quilt, or a wall hanging. I’ve yet to decided…
I have another Very Hungry Caterpillar panel which will be the alternate.
My mum gave me this set of fat quarter fabrics for my birthday last year (2010), for this very quilt. No I wasn’t pregnant, and no we weren’t trying, but I had bought the panel at the beginning of the year (or even earlier maybe), because I loved it, and well, I was going to have a baby SOMEDAY.
I basically just cut the fat quarters into a few 2 inch strips, joined them all together, then trimmed them into 5 inch strips. I then joined them together where necessary, to make the length, longer. And unpicked some to make the widths shorter.
The corner pieces are from the Very Hungry Caterpillar series- they’re the big foods he eats on the last day. I really love them there, firstly because I think the white around them breaks up the border a bit, and secondly because it enocrporates the last aspect of the book- the foods.
The same piece of fabric had the fruits on it. I used the main bits of the fruit on the singlets, as just added random pieces of fruit appliqued around the side. I’ll quilt over the top of them so they stay in place.
So it’s bascially all finished, I’ve really just got to add the wadding and backing, pin it all together, and then quilt and bind it. I’m not 100% sure how I’ll quilt it yet. I think I would like to quilt around the main shapes (caterpillar, butterfly, leaf) so that they puff out from the quilt. And I might just repeat the outline over and over till I get to the edge of the white space… It’s hard to describe.
I’m not 100% sure about the rest of it though, so if you have any ideas, please share them with me!