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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.


  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! : )

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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