Sunday, 17 July 2011

Dr. Seuss

Wile making this quilt, I fell in love again with Dr. Seuss' charming and imaginative characters. It also made me a bit sentimental as I remembered the time when my kids were at the age when they made their first reading attempts.

I used two "Cat in the Hat" panels as well a several coordinated fat quarters from Dr. Seuss Enterprises fabrics by  Robert Kaufman. I cut the panels apart and put the individual prints on my design wall in a "pleasing way". After that it was just a matter of filling in the blank spaces in between and around the blocks with strips. Some of those strips are pieced and some are not. It might not be a very scientific way to plan and make a quilt, but it's rather a fun and fast. I then free motion machine quilted it; a piece of cake with my Bernina 820.

Some of the leftover panels adorn the back of the quilt!

I've made this quilt for DD who is going to teach a second grade class next school year. I thought it would be a nice addition to her class room.

The binding, all ready to be sewn on. I love the colour combination and I think I might use it as inspiration for my next (or the one thereafter) quilt.

I leave you with my favorite Dr. Seuss quote:

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”



Marg said...

The quilt looks great. The Dr Suess fabrics are so vibrant. It's a wonderful idea for a classroom, a great talking point.

Helen in Switzerland said...

Oh I love it Vreni - such a fun quilt!! I remember those days too when the children were just starting to read....happy memories!!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Great quilt..what fun!!
And I love your "planning process"!!

Shirley said...

Lucky children to have such a great quilt to look at. Well done Vreni.

Vickie said...

Really cute, Vreni! Your DD is so fortunate, as are her kids. I LOVE the binding!

Hilde said...

Lovely post!

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
meine Kinder haben Dr. Seuss auch geliebt. Die Bücher, nicht so sehr die File.
Toller Quilt und der Spruch ist sooo typisch!
LG Doris, die langsam wieder aus der Versenkung auftaucht.

Valquiria Lima said...

Vreni hi,thanks for the visit,and by voting,your blog is beautiful,loved the panel and the boxes of tea,a great weekend,kisses,Val.

Jessica said...

I love Dr Seuss! You have made an awesome quilt and I'm sure the kids in the classroom will love it!

Mistea said...

This looks like a whole lot of fun for you and the recipients.
How special is Dr Suess and these fabrics sure hightlight all that is fun and whimsical about the characters.
Love that saying too.

quiltmom said...

This is a terrific quilt and will be a hit in her classroom. I have bought some Eric Carle fabrics ( Brown Bear, brown bear and The Very Hungry Caterpillar fabrics) for the same purpose. Perhaps one day soon I will try and make them.
Your daughter is one lucky girl- It is so much fun to see things that inspire kids to read and love books.
Warmest regards,

Janet said...

It's fabulous Vreni, I still have mine in the brain. Don't you just love the 820?

quiltzyx said...

Is it such a FUN quilt! It will be a wonderful addition to your DD's classroom. :D

"Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
But you have to know how."
(The Cat in the Hat)

Thimbleanna said...

Vreni! I LOVE it!!! I love that fabric anyway and this quilt is just adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

rubyslipperz said...

cute, cute CUTE!! now...i'm wantin' this fabric...o! tooo cute!

=) new follower =)

Happy-Sonne said...

Liebe Vreni
Da kann ich einmal mehr nur noch staunen!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!! Du bist eine ganz grosse Künstlerin!!!!!! Einfach super!
Herzlichst grüsst Dich Yvonne