Caterpillar Quillow

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The bright, cheerful look. The quillow has been made for a baby whose sex we don't yet know and whose nursery is decorated in neutral colours, so a splash of primary colours is needed. The quilt will be too large for a baby crib or pram, but it folds up into a pocket on the back to make a cushion that can decorate the nursery until the child is in a bigger bed, when it can be a bed quilt. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The design "disappearing nine-patch" is very easy and takes very little time to cut and assemble.

What you will need

  • Pure cotton fabric by Makower with designs based on the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
  • cotton piecing thread
  • polyester wadding
  • variegated quilting thread.

Q&A with patz in suffolk

desna asked:
Super, super, super... such a fun and colourful quilt. Love everything about it Pat and just perfect for why it was made. :)
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you, Desna! Guess what - I've made another of the little car seat quilts with the leftovers! I'll post pictures shortly.
Ladymax asked:
The colours are great. Some lucky little one, will love this. The quilted flowers are terrific. Congratulations on a great job
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you very much! I thought my quilted flowers were a bit "scribbly"! A friend suggested that, instead of the flowers, I should quilt apples, bananas etc onto the plain squares to echo the theme of the fabric, but although I sketched out what I wanted, I didn't have the courage to attempt them!
NanaJeanFL asked:
This is adoreable Pat! Love the caterpillars. You've placed them so well. And your signature purple just "makes" this quillow :D
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you, Jean. I ordered the fabric on line and there were several quarter metres. I thought they would have sent fat quarters, but they didn't and they also didn't cut the the long quarters very helpfully where the pictures were concerned, so I had some trouble in fussy-cutting the pictures properly. However, it turned out okay in the end.