Friday, June 26, 2009

The Hungry Catepillar

I have been working on this quilt for the last little while, that is when I get a chance. We've been busy here rearranging furniture in bedrooms to make room for the new little one that will be here in about 6 weeks, but that's another post so on to this one.

This is for my friend's little girl. She just became a big sister to a little brother and she really loves the quilt I gave him. So for her birthday (she just turned 2) I found this panel of the Hungry Caterpillar and added the squares on the edge because that was her favorite part of her brothers blanket.
The top went together really fast, the part that took longer then I thought it would was the quilting. I did circles instead of the stipling that I usually do.
Here it is before I put on the binding (above). Below is after the binding was done.
I love how the circles give it a pebble like look, I may use this pattern again on another quilt.
You can see the pebble look a little better here. This little girl is going to love this quilt, one of her favorite books is "The Hungry Caterpillar," her mom tells me she reads it to her almost everyday. Happy Birthday little one!


Johnny and Jenette said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of work! It is beautiful. I have the story of the hungery catepillar. I love your blog. You have great ideas that I'm going to have to try. Thanks!

LiEr said...

Marissa, that is an awesome quilt! I always stand (relatively speaking) dumbstruck by quilter's work. I mean, they are all works of art and works of love, and take so much patience. And to have it look like a favorite storybook character! Lucky recipient. Thank you for your comment and for inviting me to come see your work. I like all of it! But my favorite has to be the "tuck blankie". Fabulous colors and everything. I love how your son tells you he loves it. And we all know that kids are completely honest, so yes, you did really well!