Project Hungry Caterpillar Almost Completed!

In between juggling work, domestic matters and the kids’ exams, I’ve tried my best to find time to work on Project Hungry Caterpillar.  And I’m glad to announce that the quilt top is almost done!  About 95% there so to speak!

Here’s my progress:

These are the two pieced border rows which go onto the top and bottom of the four quilt blocks
This is what I’ve completed so far, with the red inner borders.  It’s so huge the girls had to stand on a chair to hold it up!
I’ve one last step to go before completion of the quilt top : sewing the final 6 1/2″ borders to all four sides of the quilt. Targeting to get them done in two days time!  Yeah…

Four Mini Blocks Completed

I’m slowly progressing in Project Hungry Caterpillar, quilting whenever possible when I have time after work. This is what I’ve completed this week…four beautiful mini blocks of cute caterpillars!The extra fabrics I ordered from Fatquartershop.com have arrived yesterday…yeah! I could proceed to have the extra fabrics cut up after washing them. Keeping fingers crossed I’ll not make any more boo-boos this time!

Four mini blocks pieced together into two rows
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Project Hungry Caterpillar – Progress Report

Project Hungry Caterpillar is progressing and I’m glad to announce that I’m almost 3/4 done!  My progress is not too bad, finding time in between my busy work schedule and the children’s exams to sew.

I’ve no problems putting it all together, only issue is the quilt is getting bigger as I’m sewing and I’ve to cope with the bulk of it!  But it’s definitely exciting to see it all coming together.  The children are so fascinated as they see the quilt nearing completion!

Here’s what I’ve done so far…

Joining the small motif blocks to the huge butterfly panel

Joining the huge caterpillar panel to the small motif blocks
Sewing both panel rows together to form the main huge block

Joining borders to the top and bottom of main huge block

Project Hungry Caterpillar (Day 1)

I finally got started on Project Hungry Caterpillar after cutting up the fabrics according to their required sizes.  Step 1 is to sew the borders to the two beautiful panels, which I completed a few days ago.  The panels are huge…measuring 24″ x 24″ each.

Here’s how they look like:

Next step : Sewing log cabin blocks to the caterpillar print fabric.

Can’t wait to see how this fun quilt will turn out!  Will be updating my blog as I go along.

Project Hungry Caterpillar

It’s being a looooong time since I started on a new quilting project, as I’ve been really bogged down with work and family commitment.  So long that I felt really guilty about it and had this constant urge to sew again!

So here I am…..with my new project – Project Hungry Caterpillar.  This quilt is specially dedicated to my daughter Eponine.  She has loved “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” story by Eric Carle since she was a baby and still keeps the board book with her, though she’s already 10 this year.  Therefore, when I saw this collection and kit from Andover Fabrics, I knew that I had to make it for her!  This would be the most perfect gift for her, as a cherished childhood memory for many years to come.

This is gonna be my “biggest” project by far, a single quilt measuring 64″ x 92″!  The two panel blocks measure 24″ x 24″ each.  I’m not even sure how I could fit this huge quilt under my machine but I’ll figure it out somehow.

There are so many fabrics to cut it took me almost five nights in a row!  I actually made a mistake cutting up one of the fabrics and realised it too late that there’s not enough!!!  Arrrgggghhhhh….good grief fatquartershop.com still carries the fabrics, so I could at least purchase extra.

Cut up fabrics for Project Hungry Caterpillar – ready to be pieced!

Looking forward to completing this new exciting project!  I’m not sure how long it would take but I hope to be able to complete it by 2013 Christmas!  LOL