Monday, July 19, 2010

If Dr Seuss Was a Quilter...




This quilt is for a friend of mine, who asked me to make a quilt for her next baby. Of course, she asked this more than 2 years ago, before she was even trying to have a baby. When she found out she was pregnant, she then decided she would like a Dr. Seuss quilt. She's due in the next couple of weeks, so, as usual, I'm getting it done down to the wire.
It took me awhile to plan this one. I had originally planned on doing the cat in the hat in applique. Instead, I decided to use a potterybarn kids sheet. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it. I decided that I wanted it to be fairly fun, as if Theodor Geisel had designed the quilt. You can see in the detail how I quilted each color slightly differently.

This was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I had a twin set of sheets, so I used that on the back as well as fussy cutting on the front.

The quilt is approximately 42x51-ish.

6 comments:

Leslie said...

it looks great and isn't it ironic that i just saw dr seuss fabrics at fatquartershop online

Heidi said...

I love it. Great idea to use the sheets too.

Christina said...

So big and bold! Very happy and free - great job!

Sue said...

oh I love what you did with your Dr Seuss fabric. Just gorgeous.

Heather said...

I love the quilt. Thank you so much!!

EmileeHope said...

So cute!! When I saw that fabric I loved it immediately!!
Your quilt looks great!

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