Quilting, Farming, Variety

Monday, September 19, 2011

Colorful Caterpillar

Every now and then when I'm giving a gift at a baby shower, I like to throw in a little handmade gift; plus, it gives me an excuse to make something. This colorful caterpillar made a sweet, easy-to-make toy for a little one. I seem to remember the pattern came from a copy of the magazine, Country Woman, a few years ago. Since I don't know who submitted the pattern, I can't give credit where credit is due.

The sections are fastened together with Velcro and therefore allows the child to learn to take them apart and put them back together. Also, if you notice, one section's side matches another section's side; another game of learning to match colors.

Give him a sweet little face by embroider, applique, or paint,


and a cute print for his end, and you have a colorful caterpillar, all ready to crawl into fun.
Enjoy, Charlotte








14 comments:

  1. So cute and such a nice gift for a baby!

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  2. Very cute, I have a new g-grandbaby due in October, I think I'll be making one for her!

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  3. That is SO sweet. A perfect toy for a little one!

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  4. what a cute idea - so colorful you know a baby will love it.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  5. What a charming little fellow (or is it a sweet little girl?) Charlotte. I know the things you make with such love are a blessing to anyone who is fortunate enough to receive them.
    It's good to be back and visiting with you!

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  6. This is one of the cutest caterpillars I've ever seen. It's a really good idea too. A baby or toddler would have lots of fun with it. :)

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  7. This is adorable and a perfect
    gift. You are so talented.

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  8. This is adorable and so colorful! blessings,Kathleen

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  9. How cute is that! And clever too : )

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  10. Super cute! and a nice bright gift idea!

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  11. Adorable idea, how cute! What a great gift!

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  12. Charlotte, this little caterpillar is sooooo cute! That would be so fun to make for someone who is expecting.
    I hope you will take a picture of your stash and post it! Doesn't matter if it's neat or messy... after all it takes all kinds to make the world interesting. Maybe you are one of the ones with a "great wall of fabric" with shelves of fabric that stretch across the entire length of the room. Or maybe you are like me and keep things contained to a few drawers.

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  13. That is such a cute idea, I love it. I like to have excuses to make things, too.

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