I ordered 2 kits from the magazine and waited for them to arrive. I had never ordered anything from a magazine before so I was nervous. I wanted to make 1 for my class and 1 for my sister's class. I gave the kit to Sharon for her birthday and then life got in the way and it never got started. (See I told you last time there was a history of unfinished presents in our family - or is it just me?)
I wanted to get started on the quilt but I didn't have a lot of time during the school year. I also had a problem with the center panel of the kit. It wasn't in the correct order for the story or for the life cycle of a caterpillar. I think it was put in this order because the sizes fit nicely. I knew the children would tell me everyday that the pictures were in the wrong order.
I took out the fabrics and loved seeing the colours and textures from the book in front of me. The fabrics are from the Andover Fabric company.
I measured the pictures and the pieces of fabric in the kit and planned what I was going to do. I consulted Sharon because it was going in her classroom. She has a long narrow space that would be perfect for the quilt so I designed it to fit her space. As you can see from the cutting board it is wider than 6 feet!