Commissioned Dr Seuss Quilt Finished
****Updated note at the bottom of this post from Keri***** Please read all the way to the bottom for the fabulous back story. ~smile~ Roseanne
How is it Friday already and time for a finish to share?! I am very happy to report that we finished the Dr. Seuss quilt for Keri F. She is a good friend of our almost-daughter, Lauren. They both live in Texas, way too far away from us but not too far to send a squishy quilt. Dr. Seuss is one of Keri’s favorite authors, and Lauren showed her the baby quilt we had made almost a year ago. Keri asked if we would be willing to make another one, perhaps bigger than a baby quilt. Once we worked out the details, and with the holidays were behind us, we set to work.
I shared most of our updates on Instagram and Facebook because Keri would see those almost immediately. Our first step was to cut the preprinted book covers and characters into one standard size. Next, we put them on our design wall (part of an ABC quilt is still hogging that left corner) until we had a pleasing layout.
The next step was to attach the black sashing that surrounded each block, and that went on fairly quickly. This quilt has three borders completing its good looks, and here is a shot of two of them:
The second border is comprised of all Dr Seuss titles in multicolored print. Some of those titles include The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who!, Green Eggs and Ham, and Fox in Socks. Before the reveal and after quilting, the final step was sewing down the binding by hand which Sue quickly completed:
This binding shot gives a good look at the backing fabric which is a polka dot Cat in the Hat Spotlight. After a run through the washer and dryer, I sent Keri an email telling her the quilt was ready for its new home.
Dr Seuss Reveal
Here is the finished quilt hanging on our closet on hangers! It measures approximately 47″ x 61″ after it’s washing. I am hoping that Keri will send us a picture of her with her new quilt when she receives it. She has some special plans for the photo shoot – I know you will want to see it! Sue had a hard time holding up the quilt – she said come on, her arms were getting tired!
Amazingly enough, this is a finish for our January OMG already! I never expected to have this finished in the first half of January. It is also the first item on our UFO list working towards our PHD with Gail! I will have to link up this post at the end of the month for the OMG finish on Elm Street Quilts.
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