This quilt is my very first, but certainly not last improv quilt. After being inspired by the book Modern Quilting by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson, I knew that I had to make an improv quilt. I went to my stash and pulled everything out. Down the bottom of the pile was a bag full of scraps from the Hungry Hungry Caterpillar range, based on the illustrations by Eric Carle. Mum had given these to me ages ago, they were left over from a quilt she had made. As the fabric was already cut up into pieces, I didn't need to think too much about it. I just got my white homespun out and went for it!
The quilt top came together quickly, I had it finished in a night. The pieced backing was made with some leftovers and a matching yellow solid that I had in the stash. The binding might just be my favourite print from the line. I am really happy with the end result and I am looking forward to gifting it to a new mother who happens to love The Very Hungry Caterpillar book. Perfect!
Quilt Specifications:Finished size: 34 x 40 inches.
Fabrics used: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle for Andover Fabrics, yellow bella solid and white homespun.
Pattern: Improvisational, based on techniques in Modern Quilting by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson. There was no specific planning done, I just sewed some pieces together and then laid it out until it all fit together.