Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Celebrating Seuss

Here's a quilt I made when my LQS (local quilt shop) hosted a Dr. Seuss challenge.  We quilters scooped up as many Thing 1's, Hortons, Grinches and Cat in the Hats as we could carry and made them into something bright and colorful.

I had seen the Twister and Lil' Twister patterned quilts and knew this was my plan for these fabrics.  For the free motion quilting, I made swirls that look like Thing 1 and Thing 2's hair and I made duck feet flowers.  I'm grateful for a DVD by Myrna Ficken, which expanded my quilting skills and provided ideas for this quilt.

There's about a 4 inch square left over when using the larger Twister.  So I made 4 patches and added the black pieces left over from the first border, used the Twister ruler again and came up with this one.  I've pieced a back with the final scraps of my Seuss fabrics and this one is waiting it's turn to be quilted. 

There's a string quilt on the frame today.  It will bring cheer and comfort to my Aunt Helen, who's fighting breast cancer right now.  I hope I can share it with you soon.

The birds are happy today.  Lots of chirps and whistles.  They must be as thrilled as I am to see the dogwoods blossom.  I absolutely love Spring!


  1. that is the best use of Dr. Suess fabric that I have seen.

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  2. Oh-HOW-CUTE!!! Love the fabrics of Dr. Suess! What a fun twister quilt! :)

    I also saw on the weekend Show-n-tell thread your twister heart quilt and hope that you will blog about it and show it here.... also hope you have a "before" photo to show the placement of fabrics as I'm not so smart to figure that out. lol

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie