In honor of Worldwide Quilting Day I stopped by my favorite quilt shop yesterday, Patchwork Plus in Dayton, and purchased some basting pins and Aurifil thread. Actually, I had a $25 freebie gift certificate from the shop which was expiring this weekend, and it was a case of "use it or lose it!"
What I'm sewing today...my second Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt. The first one I made in 2009 and was a birthday gift for my then one-year old grandson, Ethan.
You can read about my finding the Caterpillar fabric at our local quilt shop in a previous post, and I was so excited that I bought enough to make a quilt for each of my four children's first child...and also ordered the Very Hungry Caterpillar book by Eric Carle to go with each quilt.This quilt sandwich is already basted with three layers, and today I'll be finishing up the quilting. It is so colorful and fun to work on...and especially when I know a darling grandchild will be the recipient of a quilt sewn by Granny Deb:While I was browsing in Patchwork Plus yesterday, of all things...I spotted this Very Hungry Caterpillar bag!!! This would be perfect for gifting the quilt in, right?!
Unfortunately, I found out the bag wasn't for sale and was just an example to show what else you could do with the fabric...and of course, they sold the bag patterns. But I'm not a garment or accessory sewer, so making this bag is a little out of my league. Maybe if I contacted the owner, she would make an exception.
The backing on my caterpillar quilt happens to be the same as the center panel fabric on the bag above. I love that it says Very Hungry Caterpillar on it!
While at the shop I also picked up this brochure about Following the Barn Quilt Trail. I was immediately interested!:
So in honor of Worldwide Quilting Day today, I will be printing off my ticket to go hear Suzi Parron speak about her travels all over the country and to introduce her new book Following the Barn Quilt Trail. Fun!
Well, since it's Quilting Day, I'd better wrap up this post and get started on some sewing! How will you celebrate Quilting Day?