Tuesday, July 26, 2011

More Dr. Seuss

Do you also play with leftover fabrics, after finishing a quilt? I had quite a bit left form my Dr. Seuss  project, enough to make a baby quilt. I usually make baby quilts by a "quilt as you go" method.

I start with a piece of backing fabric and a piece of a similar size batting. This time I spray basted them together, sometimes I just pin the layers (depending on the size). I then sew my leftover pieces and scraps  into strips,  about 4 inches shorter than the backing and as many as will fit.
After I've decide on the arrangement, I pin the first strip along one side of the prepared backing/batting, then line up the second strip on top, right sides together, pinning as well, and sew with a quarter inch seam along the side through all layers.  Then I flip over the top strip and press it well. I continue with the next strip in the same manner until all the strips are sewn on. If you wish, you could now add borders (if there's enough space on the backing/batting).


After I've put the binding on, I decided it needed  a bit more quilting since the strips on this quilt are quite wide.


Finished!


Vreni

15 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute! Nicely done. Thanks for the ideas.

Donna~~ said...

So cute--and a great idea!

barcord said...

Brilliant Vreni. In no time at all, or so it seems, you have a lovely baby quilt. Thanks for sharing

Rossana said...

It'a a great idea!Thanks for your teaching!

Shirley said...

Great idea for those leftovers Vreni.

Jessica said...

What a great idea! I have never tried quilt as you go but your method makes it so easy!

SewSofie said...

Oh my! I dont know which one I like more!!! They are so colourful. I love Dr Seuss. You have inspired me (yet again!). sof xx

Janet said...

That's such a great way to put the small quilt together and it must make it a speedy procees. The quilt is wonderful, some body will love it. Thanks for sharing the process.

Hilde said...

Clever girl!

Веселина said...

So much fun stitching - it is marvelous!

Lynda said...

2 very cute quilts and so bright and cheery! What a good idea to make the 2nd one out of the leftover pieces before they get stuffed away in the closet and forgotten. I really like the idea of quilting as you go.

Happy-Sonne said...

Liebe Vreni
Wow.... Du hast einfach geniale Ideen! Wunderschön was Du da wieder gezaubert hast. Einfach super!
En schöne 1. August wünscht Dir d'Yvonne

meli B said...

I really love this second quilt. I have never made a quilt as you go quilt. Looks like you don't have to go through all the pain of pinning.By the way, I do play with the left overs of a finished quilt. Can't waste my favourite fabrics.

Teresa said...

So Cute!! I have made Dr. Seuss quilts too, and now I am planning a Grinch one with the new stuff...fabulous fun!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

chrisi said...

niedlich dieser Quilt, diese Motive habe ich hier noch nicht endeckt lg chris