October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Dr Seuss Quilt

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival
Amy of Amy's Creative Side is hosting the fourth Blogger's Quilt Festival, and of course I had to join in!

My entry this time is the Dr Seuss-inspired quilt I made for my husband's cousin Megan who was expecting a baby. (She's since had the baby, and it's a little boy named Eli Christopher!)

Megan had chosen to decorate Eli's nursery in all things Dr Seuss, so I used all the colours and prints that struck me as Seuss-ish. The pattern I used is based on Denyse Schmidt's Hop, Skip and a Jump, just much less wonky.

I had grave doubts about this quilt initially, probably because I was so annoyed that the Kaufman line of Seuss fabrics hadn't been released yet. And by the time I was finished, this turned out to be one of my favourite quilts I'd ever made :)

I quilted it in a wonky grid pattern with white and blue threads, and it really lent itself to the Seuss vibe so well.

For the backing I used a black and white gingham, which I absolutely fell in love with because it was super soft and cosy after washing.

The binding came very easily after I found this tiny red and white stripe. It made perfect sense against the black and white gingham :) The cuteness level is just unbearable!

When I presented this quilt to the mother-to-be, she was completely thrilled with it and told me she couldn't wait to snuggle under it with Eli. The weather's cooled so I hope they've been spending their days under it, getting to know one another :)

Make sure you have a peek at all the other quilts in the festival!

39 comments:

Karen said...

Love, love the colours in this quilt. I love gingham on the back of quilts. I have used black gingham too. It makes a wonderful contrast to the front.

moira said...

what a cool quilt. LOVE the backing and the binding combo

live a colorful life said...

It completely has the Dr. Seuss vibe. I think I like it better that it ISN'T made with the actual Dr. Seuss fabric. Super cute!

Linda said...

What a fun quilt! Love how it turned out.

felicity said...

I agree - it's very Dr. Seuss without being TOO Dr. Seuss. If that makes sense. Love it, and love what you did with the backing and binding.

Doris said...

What a fun quilt, love it!

Robin said...

What a fun quilt! I love how bright and colorful it is, and the colors are definitely Seuss-ish. Thanks for sharing it! :)

Carol said...

It looks great.

LaRee said...

I love it! Like Felicity said, its very Dr Suess without being too Dr Suess. I mean, what if in 3 years she decides to redecorate in a whole nother theme, chances are this quilt will still be in perfect harmony with it!

Kristen said...

Brilliant! Those colors are definitely Seuss-ish! The gingham is great as is the quilting! I think this is even better than Seuss because a 19 year old would still love this!

Chris said...

You can't help but love Dr. Seuss. Lovely quilt

RosaMarĂ­a said...

what a wonderful quilt!!
love the fabric you selected for the back and binding!!

Allie said...

Wonderful quilt - you did brilliantly!

~Niki~ said...

Beautiful~
To me, it's the simple ones that are best :)

Janet said...

You did well picking the fabrics! I love your backing and binding. I looked for a tiny red and white stripe like that for several years, then I moved on and used something different.

Kit Lang said...

Lovely! The fabric combos are great!

ScissorsandThread said...

Love the bright fun colours in this one.

Rene' said...

This is a wonderfully fun quilt! I love the Seuss-ish feel even without the Seuss novelty prints. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Miri said...

Fabulous quilt...what a wonderful quilt for baby Eli! (My son's name is Eli :)

SewSara said...

oooh i love it! love the gingham back and the striped binding ... everything!

i'm feeling so inspired by all these great BQF quilts!! i'm marking you as a favorite :)

THANKS!

Jackie said...

Very very cute. Eli is a lucky little boy!

Angie said...

Very neat! Did you know that there is Dr. Suess fabric that just came out? This is a fun quilt.

Karen said...

Your arrangement of colours has worked realy well in this quilt. It looks great!
What a wonderful gift!

The Quilt Ladies said...

Great quilt and your pictures are wonderful, thanks for sharing, I love seeing everything !

Shannon said...

Love your quilt! Great color combination!

Kathy said...

What a splendid baby quilt. Nice job telling the story and love your photos too.

Vicki said...

I love this quilt, and your other dr. Seuss one, too!

Leslie said...

i love it...it is gorgeous

The Thompsons said...

It's really cute. I love Dr. Seuss. In fact, I just got the Dr. Seuss fabric and that's my next project for my son's playroom. :)

snippetsandyarns said...

It turned out great, & the striped binding is PERFECT!

~ Meagan

Christine said...

Great job picking out your own Dr. Suess fabrics. Great quilt!

SplendorFalls said...

I like this! REally cool!

mngirltx said...

Totally cute!

Mama Mel said...

I love the colors and the pattern of this quilt! So cute! :)

quilthexle said...

Cool quilt - absolut stunning. The color combination is amazing!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Those fabrics really perk up the (not so wonky) version of Hop Skip Jump. Great job!! : )

"Lois Grebowski" said...

How fun! I love the staggered stripes... A perfect choice for a baby quilt. Lots to look at for busy little eyes...

Rebekah said...

beautiful quilt! I love the colors and stripes in this one.

Eileen said...

fun quilt with great colors. stripes are great. have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing

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