The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I don’t know how popular Eric Carle and his books are in North America but I can tell you that especially “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is a huge deal in Europe. I remember growing up with it in the 70s, and we bought it (and several other of his books) again for our son. Andover Fabrics created a fabric line with his quirky illustrations, and Jane made this adorable quilt for her grandchild. She wanted a bit of custom quilting, and I did a mix of pantograph and free motion quilting. Detailed quilting would be lost in the colourful fabrics but the caterpillar panel had a lot of empty space. I immediately thought of “Champagne Bubbles” as a background filler. I used the regular size panto version for the rest of the quilt and a much smaller version to fill the white background and added a bit of free motion texture to the caterpillar. I love how this quilt turned out, one of the cutest projects I have quilted so far.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


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One response to “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

  1. Lori Smanski says:

    I read this book to our kids in the early 80’s. Then when they started reading (I think they just had it memorized, LOL) they would read it to each other. I got this book for each of the nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews so they had their “own”

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