Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Case of Three Hungry Caterpillars Quilts

I have a customer that has had the best idea for baby quilts.  She has been using the Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric and making baby quilts.   She gives both the quilt and The Very Hungry Caterpillar book by Eric Carle as her gift.   I have been fortunate to quilt 3 of her quilts recently.  She wanted them to be custom quilted and I wanted them all to be different.  

All of the quilts are pieced a little different.   On this one I did different treatments in the two borders and then the same treatment border to border on the panel.
In the panel I did a fun leaf and loop meander.  After all caterpillars and butterflies like leaves.  
I had a lot of fun doing the outer border.  I did a 1 inch crosshatch.  That skinny blue strip is actually part of the print on the border fabric.  I did stitch in the ditch and then stitched on the line on the other side, so know it looks pieced when you see the quilt in person.  In the green I did pothos leaves that ended up looking like butterflies.   
The second quilt has a large swirling meander border to border in the panel area.  And then separate border treatments.
I did a C and reverse C pattern in the small orange border. Once again I stitched both sides of the blue part of the border stripe and the did a swirling border treatment that coordinates with the meander I did in the center.  
On this I did denser quilting and treated the colored dot fabric different then the white back ground.  
This has a small, dense swirling meander in the white background.   In the dots there is a wiggly crosshatching. I quilted in the caterpillar, butterfly and leaf flowing the lines in the drawings.  
I did the pothos leaf butterflies in the orange borders and stitched on both sides of the blue border.  Then I did double piano keys in the outer boarder.  They are not even, instead I had the double lines fall between the fruit.  

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