I bought the Very Hungry Caterpillar panel and fabric a few weeks ago when I was in St. Michaels, MD. At the time I had "grand plans" to make a baby quilt as a shower gift for a friend. Boy does time go by fast because I looked up earlier this week and realized that the shower was THIS WEEKEND! I'm sure you don't need to ask if I had even started on the "grand plans baby quilt gift"....nope, the whole set was sadly still in the bag!
On Friday afternoon I took the panel and fabrics out of the bag and studied them carefully. I mentally laid out a simply 4 block quilt that used the panels and the cute print of the fabric to the best advantage - visually for the observer, and time-wise for me. Then I started cutting. I was under a time crunch (baby shower was on Sunday at 3 pm) so I did not take pictures along the way, but here is the end result:
I even added a tiny piece of the print to the label:
Cute huh? And so easy! I was finished with the whole thing by 12 am Sunday morning, and that's with diaper changes, feedings, playtime, a trip to the carnival included! One thing that I will note is I used Heather's (Olive and Ollie blog) tutorial on binding with your machine: fan-tas-TIC! This also helped speed the process up so much - no hand sewing on that dang binding!!
I am a little envious of another baby getting this playmat-size quilt, so I couldn't resist laying Maddy down on it and "pretending" it was hers for a moment, LOL.
She likes it so I'm off to buy another panel and put this on my "to do' list.......hopefully before she's entering college!
What craftiness did you get into this weekend?