Wednesday 26 December 2012

Silly Seuss: A Finished Quilt

My closest friend's son is getting a quilt from me this Christmas, and I picked the fabric based on something he really loves: Dr. Seuss. I had to hunt around to find this original line of Dr. Seuss fabric as the more recent lines seemed to have pushed the old one out. I eventually found what I wanted at Christa's Quilts, and got to work!

I used the Road Trip quilt tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew. I opted to add a border- and I love it. I hope my friend's son loves it too! (Though I am not expecting a huge reaction about a quilt from a three-year-old. My friend, however, will probably flip out).

Here are some along-the-way shots of Silly Seuss:

And here is the finished product (Note: I wanted to take this pictures at our local library, but time and practicality got in the way. I really need to get things done with more time to go to fun locations to do quilt shots):

I used a very loose, wild herringbone straight stitch with a variegated red thread to do the quilting, and I absolutely love the impact that the colourful striped fabric has as the binding. This is a vibrant, silly quilt for a vibrant, silly little boy.

Lynn (aka Buttons)

Linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts


  1. What a gorgeous quilt! Love the fabrics. A very lucky little boy. Xx

  2. This is a lovely quilt to have as a gift. Great choice of fabrics. Love the striped binding, too.

  3. Such a fun quilt! I bet they loved it. I have made this pattern also and it is a good one. Love it with the Dr Suess fabrics. I especially love the writing fabric in the border and on the back. Great choices! I may have to steal this idea - its going on my pinterest board for sure.

  4. Silly can be so wonderful though can't it?! Great work!

  5. What a fun quilt! I love those dots and stripes.

  6. I did that same pattern for a friend this summer - it came together so quickly! I didn't add a border like you did - but I really like the border. It all looks great!