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Old 06-04-2013, 11:19 AM
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I bought the two largish panels of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (two life phases) and want somehow to focus them in a baby quilt with something suggesting the progression from one phase to the next. I was thinking to put the caterpillar at the bottom left and the butterfly top right and somehow make a wandering dotted line between them. The colors are bright primary ones, and I am also at a loss as to how to design the rest of the quilt front. Maybe white frames around the panels and some wandering geese or half square triangles or... All I have found looking for 'panel quilt' is a single panel.

The book this comes from is apparently 40+ years old, but I can photograph the panels if that would help you imagine.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:42 PM
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I bought the two largish panels of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (two life phases) and want somehow to focus them in a baby quilt with something suggesting the progression from one phase to the next. I was thinking to put the caterpillar at the bottom left and the butterfly top right and somehow make a wandering dotted line between them. The colors are bright primary ones, and I am also at a loss as to how to design the rest of the quilt front. Maybe white frames around the panels and some wandering geese or half square triangles or... All I have found looking for 'panel quilt' is a single panel.

The book this comes from is apparently 40+ years old, but I can photograph the panels if that would help you imagine.
Think I need to upload a picture.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:43 PM
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I made this quilt for my daughter's preschool. I had the panel with the caterpillar but I think it was larger than yours. It had some of the food around the caterpillar. I cut it apart so the food was in strips and sewed them together so that they ran across the quilt. Had co-ordinating fabric also that I used. Don't remember exactly cause it has been a while.

Are you lookig for a design of this quilt? Search on hungry caterpillar quilts in Google and you will see some.

Your idea sounds just fine. Have confidence in yourself and go for it.

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Old 06-04-2013, 12:51 PM
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I made a quilt with Hungry Caterpillar fabric for my grandchildren a couple years ago. If you can find it, there are some really cute coordinating fabrics that go with those panels. I don't have a pic of the quilt I made, but here is link to one just like it. The pattern was in a magazine.

Link didn't work. Will try again.
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Here is a pic of a quilt like I made.

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Both are awesome. Hugs
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Lee those squares are very cute.
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Why not do some winding flying geese from one stage to the next, kinda like an arrow.
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Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
Why not do some winding flying geese from one stage to the next, kinda like an arrow.
That's an idea I will consider. I wanted a winding 'path' and maybe I will have to do an applique tree branch to do that. Do you think brown bias tape would work? I have never worked with curves on a quilt top.
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Originally Posted by SherriB View Post
Here is a pic of a quilt like I made.

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I bought some of the multi-dot that is the first sash. Otherwise will use bright primary solids I think.
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