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...12 to go.

The baby boy Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt is done.


I've seen a whole lot of amazing quilts lately made from very simple squares. I just couldn't resist trying one of my own.

It 169 3 inch squares arranged in 13 rows of 13 squares. It measures about 39 inches square. I thought it would be a good size for wrapping up a baby without totally overwhelming them in yards of fabric.

After much debate, I chose a dark green binding.

The back just might be my favorite part. Lighter green with one stripe from the fruits print.

Brendan thinks I don't like green because I use it so rarely in my quilts. Truth is, I love green. I am just very, very picky about color. I like pure colors and too many green fabrics just don't meet my expectations- no muddy brownish greens, no dull greyish-green. This green is just about perfect. I may have to go buy some more.

And, yes, I know I missed blogging yesterday. The internet was down and it was snowing and there was no way I was driving all the way to the library. I'm still pretty proud of how many days in a row I did blog.


The back is my favorite part of this quilt! But then, I'm weird and prefer the back of most quilts. Excellent choice on the dark green binding! It really ties the quilt toghether nicely.
Crystal said…
I love it! I wanted to know you have any good binding tips? I completely suck at binding but manage to slosh through it at least okay-ish. I'd love to do better though.
Jenny said…
YEAHHH! one down!! cute quilt, i do like the simple patches too!
Katie B. said…
I love the back of this quilt! The straight-line quilting really makes it for me.
Carolyn Cox said…
Wow, that turned out amazing! I love the back of the quilt too! I wish I had the time and money to make that quilt (or even the other caterpillar quilt). By the way, I know your Sister in law (that's how I found your blog)
Leserlee said…
OMGosh. I am so totally in love with the back too. Where on earth did you find the fabric? I would love it for Bryant, since it's one of his favorites books (and Abigail's too).
balloongal said…
I love it. And I love green.

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