A lady in my quilt guild had made a "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" quilt for one of her children a few years ago, and she ended up with quite an amount of remnants. Her kids have grown up and are not interested in caterpillars anymore, so she gave the fabrics to me for making a charity quilt to the hospital.
The character from the well known book by Eric Carle is cherished by children worldwide.
There were a lot of fabrics in the collection with caterpillars, different types of food with holes, cutouts of holes, bright stripes, and stars. I gathered lots of novelty fabrics with animals and birds and other prints that a small child would recognize. I decided to make a Kawandi quilt, because that is the softest and most cuddly quilt for a little kid.
I had a piece of grey gingham flannel that decided the size of the quilt.
Making a Kawandi quilt is the most relaxing and rewarding process I know. You start arranging the fabric from the outside working your way towards the middle. Everything is hand sewn with big stitches, I used a soft crochet thread for the hand quilting.
The quilt is so soft and cuddly! The finished size is approximately 38" x 40", perfect for a baby/small child.
This is my eleventh charity quilt for the year 2023, and number 103 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.
Keep on quilting!