Friday, January 27, 2012
The Year Of Quilts - Starting With Dr. Seuss!!!
I decided after the new year that this year would be the year of the quilts! It's time to actually get sewing with those yummy fabrics and make something that my family can snuggle up in. And, first up is the Dr. Seuss Quilt. I am sooo taken by the colors of these fabrics. I knew this was a good one to start with because nothing about Dr. Seuss is straight. All his books are curvy, ripply, and fun. And, so is this quilt. I had very little actual Dr. Seuss fabrics, so I pulled a few prints from my stash that worked as well as some Kona Cottons in co-ordinating colors. I made the pattern up as I went. I wanted it to be warm so I used a high loft batting. I won't do that again unless I'm tying a quilt. It was a bain to quilt on my machine. However, I'm very happy with it and so are the kids. Even my oldest loves it and wants to cuddle in it.
Some closer up images. I did scrappy squares and stuff to fill in the quilt.