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Online Quilt Festival - Spring 2009

What a great idea to host an online Quilt Festival! Thanks to Amy @ Park City Girl! Be sure to stop by and add your favorite quilt!

Well, I really want to join in this huge event, so I'm hoping that an almost completed quilt will qualify! I've chosen my Hungry Caterpillar quilt as my favorite because it is my best to date and who doesn't want to show their best? Of course, I have a long way to go, but I'm learning with each and every quilt.

This quilt's story goes like was a kit! I'm not ready to chose my own fabrics/colors just yet (may never be!). I got the kit and went to work trying to hit the one-year old granddaughter's birthday (missed it, of course). I simply loved its simplicity since it was panels that I just put together, but it was a good ego boost for this quilting novice, not to mention the practice I'd gotten!

So, I loaded on my new HQ16 with the ProStitcher and it sat until I found a digital pattern to go with it. Once again, I learned a great deal about machine quilting and loved putting it all together.

I'm putting purple binding on it and hope it will all turn out. Here it is, if you'd like to take a look:

We all have to start somewhere, don't we?



  1. This is wonderful love it. Great job.

  2. Very cute! I love this book.

  3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has got to be one of my favorite children's books. I love the quilt. Where did you find the kit?

  4. Carol,

    My LQS "Cabin Arts" in Northern Kentucky had a few left!


  5. How cute! My boys love this book...I might have to look for the kit!

  6. I just love the butterfly in the center, what a nice quilt.

  7. Great job. It will be so fun with your purple binding.

  8. What a very cute quilt! Love the bright cheery colors.

  9. Love this fabric and you did a great design, a quilt to make you smile

  10. oh, i love this!! one of my favorite stories!! :)

  11. Looking good :) Love the bright colors and the quilting is great-love the pattern in the green border-makes me think of...caterpillars wiggling along!

  12. This is a kit? Holy cow I love this
    enjoy the festival

  13. Gorgeous. Love the bright colors.

  14. I have this kit, too, and am anxious to make it. Your quilt turned out really cute. And good for you for machine quilting it! I've been quilting for a long time and haven't made that plunge yet.

  15. Cool quilt. I love the idea of purple binding on it.

  16. Great quilt. I have used a couple of panels and find that they make life both easier and more difficult. The quilt is beautiful and it will be warmly received when complete.

  17. I love the Hungry Caterpillar book and I am sure that your quilt will be a big hit.
    I recently bought some of Brown Bear, Brown Bear fabric to make a wall quilt for my Kindergarten class. Kids love Eric Carle's books. The fabric really is fun.
    Thanks for sharing.


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