Yes, it is indeed a post from me, and it’s even about a finished project. Whew, end-of-school kinda kicked my butt this year, and I haven’t been sewing, blogging, or doing anything beyond mommy duty for months. Life gets that way sometimes.
Anyway, you’re here for the finished quilt, not my life story. Here we go…I give you the FINISHED Dr. Seuss Baby Quilt:
So, many years ago, I don’t how many precisely (five? eight?), the Dr. Seuss fabric came out and people went absolutely bonkers for it, myself included. I bought up a couple yards without any plan for them, and, because I was in the midst of homeschooling and really young kids, it went into my stash to hibernate.
This May or June I found out that a friend from college was pregnant…and due to give birth in about three weeks or so. Now, I’d always liked this friend, but I was in the midst of my “young children” years when she had her other kids and I hadn’t been able to make anything back then, but here I was, all primed for baby quilt-making, just a little short on time…and after a couple of days of stewing over it, I just decided to go for it. Operation Sew-It-Like-You-Mean-It was a go.
Stash diving brought out the Dr. Seuss goods, which I matched up with some other coordinating fabrics, and I found a fun pattern that looked like it could come together quickly in Amy Smart’s Fabulously Fast Quilts. Woo hoo!
It was fast, and I had a lot of fun making it! And, to top it off, I bought some of the most perfect binding fabric from a member of my quilt guild. I love, love, love the black and white stripe!
I used up all of my yellow Dr. Seuss print on the back, bordered with strips of the Dr. Seuss prints from the front.
I think it’s rather happy, no matter which side you’re looking at. I hope it’s well-loved, and used until it’s worn out to rags. That’s Valhalla for a baby quilt.
And many thanks to my little quilt models…
…they’re so fabulous.