This one took a sabbatical in the Land of UFOs while I fretted about how to quilt it. Then I got some great ideas and it languished some more because...well, I truly don't know why. I was still unsure how to quilt it, I think.
I am so glad I got over that hump and just dove in!
The whole quilt, artfully arranged on a chaise longue on our patio
Some close up pics of the quilting detail:
Butterfly with thread painting
I quilted the foods he ate in the solid border
Plus some loops around the fruit and squares around the other foods
Eponymous Caterpillar + stippling in the polka dots
I like the quilting on this leaf
The backing is a piece of purple fabric and it's quite plain so no pics. I attached the binding by machine, and it looks just okay. I was so eager to get this done that I know I rushed that part but I think it will be more durable, and it doesn't look terrible. I definitely need practice at that technique. I found I was more successful when stitching on top of the binding rather than stitching on the front of the quilt, trying to catch the binding in my seams. Even with pinning and all that. Eh, whatever. I'm happy with the finished product.
And so is my daughter, who refused to be without it for the two hours it would've taken to show it to Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. Oh, well. There's always next month!