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!