I did a lot of handquilting on this baby - a mixture of quilting and perle thread. The perle was a bugger to quilt with, but I eventually got my needles sorted out and after many evenings of stitching in front of the television, got there in the end. The only downside of using such a thick thread is that it stiffens the quilt - the rest of the quilt is all soft and snuggly. The butterflies are noticeably stiffer - and they warped the 'squareness' of the quilt.
Not that Tristan minds! He just loves it and has spent a good part of today climbing in and out of his bed to go under his new 'covers'. God love him :)And here's a photo of the back - it's cheater flannelette. So warm and snuggly and the perfect colour combination for this quilt. Now I just have to add the label, but since I'm not giving this one away, there's no rush, right?
Since this is such a momentous occasion, Tristan's Hungry Caterpillar Quilt is my entry for this year's Blogger's Quilt Festival