I try hard not to be addicted to knitting, but it’s difficult to leave my needles and knitting design ideas to one side!
However, I decided that I needed a break and so my current project is an adorable Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt. Only something special can tear me away from my knitting needles and this quilting kit is the perfect project to keep my hands busy with something other than wool!
This is my first quilt project and I’m really enjoying tackling another type of creative and practical handcraft! I bought this kit from one of the stands at Knitting & Stitching Show 2 years ago for about £30 (I think it was from Cotton Patch). Initially I thought it might be a little expensive but now that I have started, I think it is worth every penny because it’s very satisfying to see the cute Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt picture/design progress and I just can’t wait to see the finished article. I don’t mind getting another kit again.
The only problem is the backing, because I’m not sure what to use for this. Can I use flannel for the backing or should I use a normal cotton fabric? All advice emails will be read with gratitude!
Anyway, I’ve been looking through some other items on the ‘A Very Hungry Caterpillar’ site. The range of fabrics from Eric Carle Museums is amazing – just looking at them gives me new ideas! Here’s a tiny sample to whet your quilting or sewing appetite!
I also found a nice craft idea for making a Very Hungry Caterpillar party invitation cards from Pottery Barn Kids.
And finally here is Eric Carle himself reading the wonderful book!