Friday, September 25, 2015

Dr. Seuss!

This quilt was made by Cindy using the BQ pattern from Maple Island Quilts.  All of the fabrics are Dr. Seuss prints.  This quilt will be a Christmas gift for Cindy's son who although is an adult (and 6'3") is a kid at heart.

Cindy new she wanted custom quilting and when we talked about design ideas, she wanted the quilt to keep the "wacky" feel that you get when you read a Dr. Seuss book aloud.  We decided to use a different motif in each of the Dr. Seuss prints, and I used three motifs in the white areas to keep it fun and interesting.

Above I have simple wiggly lines in the print, and a square feather curl.  All of the black got a variation on my normal sashing curl.  

The design in the white above was introduced to me as "onions and garlic" and I thought it fit the wacky feel perfectly.  The print got ovals instead of the normal round loops.  Below are the other fills - "Jenny's spirals", circles and lines and flattened oval swirls.

And last but not least the double loops for the thin white areas.

I'm not sure it is easy to get a sense of the size of this quilt, but there will be no cold toes sticking out the bottom!  This is the longest quilt I have tackled so far at 130".  I am thankful that I am not the one who has to tackle all the binding, but I know you are up to the task Cindy! 


  1. Очень интересно и красиво.

  2. This is a grand size.. I still have " The Cat in The Hat" book from our daughter's younger days, and this quilt echoes Dr Seuss so well. Dare I say " Wild and Wonderfully Whacky", that is a compliment to both Cindy and to you.