Saturday 1 September 2012

Dr. Seuss Fabric Delivery

I have a fabric addiction. I already know it is out of control but, alas, nothing has stopped me yet (maybe when I see my Visa bill?). :)

When thinking ahead to Christmas presents and what I wanted to actually make (and, therefore, had better get working on), one thing I was sure of was that I wanted to make a quilt for my best friend's son. He is three and loves trains, cars and books. I initially thought I would use fabric from my *gasp!* stash, but changed my mind. I do have some cars and trucks but nothing that really spoke to me as a whole quilt. Then it occurred to me- my friend is a Seuss nut, and so is her son. I madly started looking for fabric but could only find the really soft colours from the Seuss II line. I wanted original Seuss line and I finally found some- on Christa's Quilts. I love that this store has $10 flat international shipping and, most importantly, they had my Seuss prints!

The package arrived Thursday:

This fabric will be for the backing, a colourful list of Seuss titles.

These fabrics will make up the quilt top:

And this black and white print will be the binding (and maybe some squares on the quilt, I haven't decided yet):

Here they are all together:

And since all orders over a certain amount get a free "treat" from Christa, I picked a flannel fat quarter. Adorable, right? Might need to make something for my nephew with it.

I am going to use this Road Trip Quilt pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew.

Photo courtesy of Cluck Cluck Sew
I think it is a manageable pattern for a novice like me and will really highlight the great Seuss patterns. Looking forward to getting to it!

Lynn (aka Buttons)

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