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Saturday, March 22, 2014

two for the children



Do you remember the story of the Hungry Caterpillar? I remember reading this story to my children, as I turned the pages we were amazed at the hole punched pages! Anyway Christine has put a Hungry Caterpiller panel together with some  coordinating fabrics that has resulted in a sweet quilt for one of her soon to be born grandchildren.




You can see I double looped, meandered, organic cross hatched, straight lines & leafed my way over this quilt! For good measure, I threw in a spot of ditch stitching too! And sandwiched in the middle is cotton batting. What a vibrant happy quilt for a child.

Next is another childs quilt, only a completely different style..................I happily receive a large variety of quilts in my studio!


Inthia bought this quilt kit several years ago & doing what so many do, started & stopped work on this quilt, to pursue other quilts.  This pattern is a "Kids Quilts" design, called 'Teddy's Playhouse'. Inthia chose cotton batting also & asked for soft quilting, nothing too dense & for some stipple.




Simple cute designs, sure to delight any child. I quilted a whimsically feather on the border & 'grass' & the odd flower on the green border intended to be 'grass'.



Of course I threw in some more ditch stitching & took a photo of the back!


Speaking of ditch stitching, the quilt I am working on at the moment has HEAPS of ditch stitching! Here is a peek of one of the blocks.


I hope you are all happy & well, thanks so much for stopping by.

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for the close-ups of your quilting. You always have such great ideas on how to quilt things, and I need all the inspiration I can get! : )

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  2. Oh yes I remember the Hungry Caterpillar story - I used to read it to my boys also :-)
    Although brights are not my thing, that is a really lovely quilt for a youngster. But that teddy one is really beautiful in the slightly muted colourings. Amazing quilting as always Leeanne - you just really bring them to life.

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  3. I agree, great quilts for youngsters, I love that whimsical feather border in the second one!

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  4. Love that hungry caterpillar quilt, great quilts for youngsters, love your quilting inspiration

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  5. Just love the hungry caterpillar ... lovely quilting :)

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  6. Such absolute delights! Will no doubt be treasured by the families for generations!

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  7. Lots of fun and love those border feathers :)

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  8. The Hungry Caterpillar was a firm favourite at our place too. The occasional little twirl in your feather border on the teddy quilt is a lovely touch, so is the pretty flower and grass border.

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  9. We read the Hungry Caterpillar lots too, love both the quilts, they really are different styles! The sneak peek looks gorgeous!

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  10. Leeanne, SOO SOO cute. Do you happen to know the pattern for that bear quilt? I would LOVE to make one for my little daughter.

    Also, you go right ahead with my roundabout feathers!!! I can't wait to see your version. :o)

    Hugs, and Happy Quilting.

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  11. Sorry - just saw where I can access the pattern. DUH!!!!

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