Throwback Thursday: Getting Ready for The Boy

The first Very Hungry Caterpillar line of fabric came out before I had kids. I LOVED it. But I didn't really have a reason to buy it. So basically as soon as I found out I was pregnant I ordered fabric to make a quilt for the baby. Just before The Boy was born (July 2010) I finished my projects: a quilt, curtains, bed skirt, boppy cover and flannel receiving blankets.

I must have ordered a set of fat quarters in addition to the panel, and some yardage of the fabrics I used for the curtains, bed shirt and backing. I wanted all fifteen foods to show on the quilt, so I fussy cut pieces from the food fabric to show them all. Then I designed as I went (a first for me) to include the variety of fabrics. I didn't free motion quilt yet as this point, so the quilting is pretty basic, though I did follow the outlines of the caterpillar and butterfly with my walking foot. (How much easier that would be now with FMQ!)

very hungry caterpillar crib quilt 1very hungry caterpillar crib quilt 2

hungry caterpillar quilt close up 1hungry caterpillar quilt close up 2

Here's a shot of the back (about 3 months after he was born). I made the quilt label in the shape of a leaf which you can kind of see here.

back of quilt

I also improvised the strategy for making a bed skirt. I just serged the bottom edge and as I dropped the crib mattress to lower levels, I cut off and serged again.

very hungry caterpillar crib skirt

room viewI borrowed a friend's boppy cover so I could make myself a pattern and made the boppy cover to match his room. The blankets here are flannel receiving blankets. After I squared off the fabric I used a plate as a template to make the curved corner and serged the edge.

boppy and blankets

Linking up with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts and Show and Tell Tuesday at I Have to Say.

4 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Getting Ready for The Boy

    1. sarah

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      Thanks, Lorna. He's almost four and still loves it. We added some Very Hungry Caterpillar art to the room and a couple of the giant green leaves from ikea. Of course now that little crib size quilt is tiny on his twin-sized bed. :-)


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