Wednesday 22 October 2014

The Hungry Caterpillar & Goodnight Moon - WIP

In addition to Curious George, my son also loves The Hungry Caterpillar and Good Night Moon (and Green Eggs and Ham, but that's another post...).  A situation to which I am sure many of you can relate, we have read these books countless times, over and over every day.  He was so excited to see the fabrics arrive, and I plan to make two simple quilts for us to snuggle under as we read and re-read these and other favorites on the sofa.  When we settle down to read books, the first thing he says is, "Mama, quilt!"

I ordered a panel and one yard of the food border fabric. As I only had a single yard of the border, I pieced together the fabric above and below the panel, matching up the plums and pie as carefully as I could.

For Good Night Moon, I added a few solid red, yellows and greens to a fat quarter bundle an cut 4.5" squares to assemble simple 12" 4x4 blocks. The center block is a single square of "patchwork" fabric.

I am linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.  Click over and take a look...

Tuesday 21 October 2014


These two little baby quilts were made for my cousins who had little girls just a few months apart.  The design is the same for both - simple 12" strip blocks - and they are both arranged in rainbow colors. However, except for one orange floral, no fabrics are used twice.  Cutting 89 different fabrics probably took longer than actually piecing the top!

Elizabeth's quilt has more pinks and purples than Lillian's (two blocks of each) and a single block each of red, orange, yellow, green and blue.

Both blankets are quilted with parallel vertical lines about two inches apart. 

My mom stepped in and embroidered the names on both quilts. I was all set to do a simple back stitch, which is pretty much the limit of my embroidery skills, but she argued that a stem stitch would be nicer.  She attempted to teach me, but honestly I just don't have the patience (or talent) for embroidery... 

Lillian's quilt has more red, orange and yellows.  I am not sure if I have a preference shifts back and forth...

As usual, most of the fabrics are a mix of 30's repro and Japanese novelty characters.

I am linking up to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.  Click over and have a look at all the projects!