Saturday, October 29

Blogger's quilt Festival Fall 2011 - A Very Hungry Caterpillar

Welcome fellow bloggers for this fall's Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Back in June I started working on a baby quilt using an adorable panel featuring "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". After picking  colors things went pretty fast. It's not a very complicated layout but I had only very limited time to get it finished and the it is also in keeping with the simplicity of the graphics in the book.

Bold colors

This has been such a pleasure to work on this quilt, not only because it has been a labor of love and a needed distraction while I was not feeling well but also because my little Bug and I adore the story, the images and I love colors, bright, bold colors. This was the perfect project for me You can see the earlier stages of the quilt here and here.
I finished it just in time to deliver it myself to my then very pregnant cousin Sophie in Provence

Bright and cheerful, it will keep her sweet child warm and cuddly.

I bound the quilt with a very plain white fabric with aqua polka dots and kept the quilting very simple 

Just in the ditch and some cross lines around the edges

And of course the outline of the butterfly and the caterpillar

Sophie liked it a lot! 
That day she also received the  translation of Eric Carle's adorable book so she could tell the story to her baby.

Barely 2 weeks later,  Sophie, her husband and the whole family welcomed sweet ChloĆ© to the world

Unfortunately after we returned home. I will have to wait until our next trip to hold little ChloƩ. In the meantime, the quilt I made for her will have to make do.



  1. Such an adorable quilt! Your border colours go with it beautifully. I'm sure Chloe will adore it!

  2. Don't you just love the Eric Carle books? I love your quilt using the fabrics.

    I recently made a Hungry Caterpillar baby quilt too. Here's the link to the picture, in case you are interested:

    It's so much fun to see the different quilts different people make out of the same theme.

    I hope you get to hold Chloe soon.

  3. Isn't Chloe a lucky girl to have such a wonderful quilt! It looks wonderful, you chose great colours to go with it.

  4. Very cute, and the back is wonderful. Pity you will have to go to Provence to check up on it and enjoy the baby.

  5. sweet quilt, story and especially that cute little baby! she'll have fun cuddling with and playing on it. thanks for sharing and have a great day

  6. What a great way to highlight that panel febric. :) I've always love Eric Carle's books.


  7. What a cute quilt. thanks for sharing!


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