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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Dr Seuss Quilt Top # 1 - Complete.

Couldn't help myself, purchased more Dr Seuss fabric for the two cot quilts work-in-progress.  (The yellow is not part of the Robert Kaufman Dr Seuss range.)
After careful consideration of last week's most helpful suggestions/votes/comments on my WIP post I went with Undergroundcrafter's vote for a yellow frame.  It was so much fun to read everyone's comments!
Above is a detail of one corner.
To separate the centre from the yellow frame I used LynCC's great suggestion of using a thin white line before adding the border.  This step sort of reminds me of a piece of art work and the steps taken to mount and frame it.
This space stops the yellow from butting up against the frames of some of the blocks.
Many wanted to see a red border in the quilt top so I'm using this red-on-red stripe for the binding.  I was going to use a red and white stripe but settled on this one from the Dr Seuss Range at the last moment.

Here it is all ready for basting, quilting and binding.
Thanks so much to everyone who showed so much interest last week.
Unfortunately, no progress on any of my other projects.
Although I'm over the 'flu, I think I have a mild case of bronchitis which has slowed me down again.
Thanks too, to Lee at Freshly Pieced for the opportunity to share our work.

I have linked this post to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday # 35.


  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your very nice comment on the block colours....Have you joined the QAL? I couldn't see an email on your profile;; so contacted you here...thanks again..

  2. Ohh, thanks for the invite Marjorie, I've never done a QAL, as I'm fairly new to blogging! I love sampler quilts and I've only made one sampler quilt so far, so it's tempting.
    I definitely give it some thought. Thanks for dropping by.

  3. I love the Dr Seuss quilt and the yellow. It looks amazing! I made a much more simple one for my baby boy. Now I want to make him a christmas one with the new fabric line. I love anything Dr Seuss.

  4. So cute! I love this fabric so much. I wish mine were young enough to still love a quilt like this!

  5. Melinda, some one out there in blog land is making one for a 21st...I'm thinking of doing an 'older' version for my son's 40th in 2 years time! Never never too old for Dr Seuss!
    Sofia, glad you like the yellow, sometimes it's too easy to go with the obvious and not explore other options. The fabrics lend themselves to Christmas so I'm sure yours will turn out great! Make sure to post photos.
    Thanks for dropping by.

  6. I love your quilt and what you did with the Dr. Seuss fabric. So fun!

  7. I love the little inner frame you inserted before the yellow frame. :D

  8. Adorable adorable adorable, who doesn't like The Cat in The Hat and all the other Seuss books.

  9. Awww, it looks great! I love the yellow, that's a great addition. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

  10. Thanks Lee, having the opportunity to share on WIP Wednesday keeps me on my toes!

  11. LynCC...I think it was your suggestion that inspired the yellow frame!
    Sandy, Dr Seuss is always "in"...I've mixed the fabrics a bit...some Cat In The Hat and Celebration fabric ... hope this is okay!
    M-R,(everybody else too) thanks for dropping by my blog.
    Can't wait to post some photographs of my second Dr Seuss Cot Quilt (Very different from this one).


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