Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Labor of Love

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Blanket

The backing is a soft minky fabric

The boys are absolutely crazy for The Very Hungry Caterpillar storybook. We read it at least 4 times a day and they have specific words that they like to say when I get to certain parts of the book like "pop" and "cocoon". It is precious to watch their faces light up and say those words as if they were the storytellers. Anderson and Jake never miss their cues.

So when I saw this fabulous Hungry Caterpillar fabric, I just knew I had to make them something from it. When the fabric arrived yesterday their eyes were huge in amazement and they couldn't stop pointing at the swiss cheese, cupcake, lollipop, etc... Jake repeated tatapillar over and over while Anderson insisted I tell him what each food item was. It was more sweet than the storybook itself.

This afternoon we made a trip to the fabric store and they helped me pick out some soft minky fabric for the back of their blankets. I spent their naptime and the past three hours cutting, piecing and sewing it all together. I only have one of them complete and knowing how well my bubbies "share", I'll be working hard to finish the second.


Janellybelly said...

BRAVO, you have done an amazing job on the Hungry Caterpillar quilt - Love it!
Janelle ;-)

Cami said...

This is so cute! What a great idea to make a quilt that is based on a book, it turned out fantastic.

Sarah said...

The first time I saw this fabric was in a magazine, and I loved it. Then I saw it in person at a fabric store and had to hold myself back from buying it. I dont have anyone to make it for, but now that I have seen how cute yours is I may just hold on to the fabric until I do have someone to make it for. It looks great!


Lauri said...

I love this fabric also. I bought some yesterday that I plan to use for making my first grader a new dress/jumper or skirt for school. I have 2 weeks to get that done. Don't hold your breath! lol!

Your quilt came out great...and with a minkee back...aaahhhh!

Crafty P said...

Followed the link from SEw Mama Sew!

LOVE that fabric and your blankies! If only they made Brown Bear, Brown Bear! That is my twins absolute favorite book!

I love that you used minkee on the backing! Sooooo soft! I've been using that to make those tag blankets for new babies.