Begun in late 2015, when my son was 5, I am so relieved to have finally finished his bed quilt. And it's a big one. This twin sized quilt measures 72" x 90". The pattern is Fat Quarter Fizz by the Fat Quarter Shop.
The curtains are from before he was born. They matched his baby quilt.
I'm glad that I used the blue on the back so when he's tired of Very Hungry Caterpillar he can use the reverse side up. Fabric is all Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, made by Andover.
It's quilted with large square spirals with oval spirals in the center using Aurifil 50wt Marrakesh Variegated (#3817). I machine bound with the same thread.
I finished a much smaller version of this quilt back in 2016.
This was my UFO project chosen (#2) from my All People Quilt 2020 UFO Challenge list. I'm linking up to One Monthly Goal January Finish List. I wrote about this project in my OMG Goal post at the beginning of the month.
I'm also linking up to the Beauties Pageant and TGIFF.
With the new year I filled out a new American Patchwork and Quilting UFO challenge form on January 1st. I have participated in the past, but I skipped 2019. I have way more than 12 WIPs, so I filled in 12 of them and then looked to see what had been chosen for January. It was #2. My most dreaded and probably oldest WIP. I don't even want to look to see when I started it. *checking* This is a true OMG (the other kind)... over 4 years ago.
I never should have quilted this twin sized quilt on my own. My machine has a 7" throat. Current me really wishes that past me would have let go of the control and shelled out the money to have it longarmed for my five year old son. Now, I'm not sure my 9 1/2 year old son even wants it (but at least it's just blue on the back). For the record, the kid has other quilts and commandeers lap/throw quilts for use on his bed. But he's never had a bed quilt that I made for him. And also, his younger sister does have one, because he made it for her (and we sent it to a longarm quilter -- thanks Tami!). So, this project is full of shame, and regret, and dread. But it's also the one on the list that I need the biggest kick in the pants to get done, so in that sense I'm thankful that it is the January project. His half birthday is mid-month. But I may need the whole month to finish it. Wish me luck!
I'm free motion quilting square spirals with circular spirals in the center it's very organic. It's underway, but without getting the project out I'd say it might be 20% quilted. Maybe less.
I'm choosing this project as my One Monthly Goal and linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts.
Some times the best of intentions just don't come to fruition. So here I am again with my twin sized Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt. This month's goal is the same as last month, to quilt 20 spirals.
I did finally get it under the needle on August 31, but I only quilted this one spiral. Still better than nothing. But I left it in the machine to continue during the beginning of September. With any luck I'll get my 20 spirals done in the next few days and check this month's OMG off the list! Fingers crossed. Let's do this!
I'm linking up to September OMG on Elm Street Quilts.