cake I made for Sweet Pea's first birthday.
For the pattern, I started with a coloring page I found on the internet. Then I simpliefied the pattern a bit and came up with this for the pieces that I actually needed to cut out of the fabric.
I wanted the fabric to have a painted looks similar to the pictures in Eric Carle's books, so I started with the fabric left over from shortening and ruffling the sleeves on a shirt I fixed up for Firecracker a while ago.
hat Artist Woman uses this technique to paint fabric in several projects on her blog. It's genious!) You could skip the painting step to make this simpler and your caterpillar would still look good.
To use the pattern below, trace the dark outlined shapes onto your Heat'n Bond. Then see the original coloring page page to see how the pieces should fit.
The dashed lines are places where you should do stitching in addition to stitching around the edges. The areas where there are hash marks are places where the previous piece will overlap.Caterpillar Applique
Click here to see the easy birthday cake tutorial that went with this.
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