August 14, 2010

Channelling Dr Seuss

One of my husband's cousins is having a baby in the fall, and when she finally decided her nursery theme, my friend (who is married to another of my husband's cousins) immediately commissioned a Dr Seuss-inspired quilt. Totally stealing my thunder! Heehee...

Anywhooooo... I started making blocks last week and didn't really have a plan. Each block was improv since I was trying to channel the quirky feel of Dr Seuss.


I initially did some free-motion quilting but it just seemed like this quilt would do better with straight line quilting... with some wonk thrown in.

And so I did a grid pattern... one set in white, one set in turquoise. I was going to throw in red but I was a little afraid of it looking like a hot mess.

I like how it turned out, so moral of the story... always trust your instinct :)

For the back I used mostly yellow solid with a patchwork stripe down the centre.

And just for giggles, I quilted the little peanut's name on one of the corners. They better still name him Eli or I'll have to pretend this was just a squiggle...

Anyway I delivered the quilt today and my friend loves it! Phew! Plus we compared it to the crib bumper the grandparents are gifting from Pottery Barn Kids, and it matches! Double phew! :)

For my gift, I'll be making a matching (ish) lap quilt for the couch since I'm sure they'll be spending lots of time snuggling once the little one arrives. The baby shower's in Sept so I'll be starting that one soon... ish...

10 comments:

The Garden Bell said...

WOW... I have popped by in such a long time. But, this my friend is a beut. I love the Suess colors here. You are always just so clever and I enjoy visiting when I can.

The Garden Bell

Karen H said...

Very cute! Do you know that a Dr Suess line of fabric is coming soon? Cat in the hat and all that fun stuff? I can't wait! I also have some aqua's and reds just calling my name....:)

angela said...

Pottery Barn is going to steal your quilt! Very cool!

Belinda said...

Your quilt puts the Pottery Barn one to shame! Sooo cute!

amylouwho said...

Love it! The red and turquoise is so Dr. Suess! Did you know there is a new Dr. Seuss line coming out? It's pretty cute.

Chris said...

Too fun. I love Dr. Seuss and can't wait for the new fabric line to come out in September.

jaybird said...

very cute!! you did a lovely job at channeling dr. seuss! and trust your instinct is right!

Rebekah said...

I love your free piecing! This is gorgeous and very dr seuss-esque.

Hollie said...

Looks great! Lucky kid!

Vicki said...

Such a fabulous quilt! It's gorgeous.

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