Tuesday, July 5

Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt - Top and back finished

I'm so glad to finally show this to you. The top and the bottom of the Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt are all pieced and ready for quilting. Yes, I even prepared my quilt sandwich. As you can see there were a couple of changes from the initial fabric selection. 

The pink was replaced by a deep plum, the orangey yellow by a bright lemon color, the light blue by an intense cerulean. I also added aqua green and chocolate brown. I think I achieved a gender-neutral result.

I had a lot of fun selecting all those bright colors and marrying them together.
Such a cheerful quilt for a little one. I made it big enough for a toddler bed.

Even the back has a ton of character don't you think? I was able to save a small strip of the dots from the panel and integrate it to the strips in the back for a more cohesive look. I also found the perfect binding fabric: white background with green and aqua polka dots. I'm very excited that I'm going to be able to finish this in time for our trip to France next month and to give it to my cousin before her baby is born.

Now I'm hoping to find another Hungry Caterpillar panel just for the pleasure to make another quilt this cheerful. 


  1. This is adorable! What a cute quilt! The art on the front is lovely and it just brings back so many memories from the book!

  2. I really love this quilt. Did you get the book to go with the quilt? Have a fun trip.

  3. this is adorable! Love the hungry Caterpillar!

  4. It is absolutely adorable - very cheerful and the colors are spot on...

  5. I love the colors! I found you through We Did It! Wed.

  6. Love that book, and love your quilt even more. How fun. :) Following you from Tip Junkie‘s link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. Hope to see you there. :)


  7. This quilt is absolutely fabulous!! Brilliantly bright colours! Great job!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. wow. I loved that book when I was a kid. Great quilt!


  9. Love this quilt! I have the same fabric, but haven't figured out what to do with it, yet. Thanks for the great inspiration!

  10. We love that book in our house. This is beautiful. I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

  11. Maybe you should enter that in the state fair?

  12. Gorgeous!!! My son loves that book. It's so cheerful for a child's room.

  13. o my goodness this is too cute!!! I LOVE IT:)

  14. This is VERY cute! I'm a kindergarten teacher and I think I need to make this for my classroom!


    P.S. I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog on Friday and link this to my linky party.

  15. So cute! I love his books, too. Perfect for a kids room!

  16. Great quilt. I think I have one of those panels hiding in my basement stash.

  17. Wow I would totally buy one of these..I loved this book growing up & I love it now with my kids! Awesome =D
    Stopping by from the Sunday Showcase Party.
    Would you please link this up to My Favorite Things Friday Party! I would love it if you did =D

  18. Amazing! This quilt is awesome and I am sure that it will cherished for a long time! Hope you will share this fun creation with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/07/pink-hippo-party-37.html

  19. I've seen this fabric in stores, but never in a completed quilt. Adorable!

    Would love for you to share over at Calling all Crafters!


  20. Incredible! Your Hungry Caterpillar quilt is absolutely wonderful -- spot-on in capturing the feel and style of Eric Carle's illustrations. Love it!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!


  21. Love it, Caroline! The back is fantastic, too. I can't wait to see it when you finish it up :)

  22. Caroline-

    As a former first grade teacher who loved her Eric Carle unit...this really struck me! You did a fabulous job capturing his color scheme with the backing...

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see you there!

  23. what a lovely quilt! I am sure it will be well loved. thanks for sharing!

    Have a lovely weekend!


  24. am a preschool teacher and I swoon over anything “The Very hungry Caterpillar”. This quilt is no exception! I love it! The colors are perfect and remind me of the foods that the caterpillar ate… love it!



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