Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dr Seuss The Lorax quilt


Gifted today to our five-year old nephew, Fergus (Gus) - he's a big school boy now just like his two older brothers, so he gets a quilt from me as did Austyn and Bain!



The Lorax is such a good story, with an important message, and you just can't beat Dr Seuss for fun language and illustrations. I bought this panel kit from the Fat Quarter Shop after Gus was born and have had it tucked away for his 5th birthday - I got it all sewn up well ahead of time during the school holidays in January and have been admiring the bright colours as it's been laying on the spare bed.








It is a single bed quilt, with 9 picture panels on the front and one on the back.  I have been collecting extra Dr Seuss fabrics from Spotlight over the past couple of years, so that helped hugely to bulk out the kit's supplied fat quarters.



I quilted it from top to bottom with wavy horizontal lines, using a multicoloured thread; super easy.


The binding is one of my favourites - a black and white geometric; 


Linking up with Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday - as well as my other favourite linky party...Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday -  kia ora everyone!

17 comments:

  1. What a great quilt! Love Dr. Seuss.

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    1. Thanks Erin - it was fun to work with such bright colours.

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  2. Lovely finish. The smile on Fergus's face says it all.

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  3. certainly a fun cheerful quilt! It will get many hugs for sure!

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    1. I certainly hope so! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. What a fun quilt! Looks like it's already a big favorite.

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    1. I know it was my favourite while it lay on the spare bed after I finished it (as all my most recent quilts are LOL!)

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  5. So fun! And the variegated thread works perfectly with it!

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    1. Yes, I was thrilled to find it in my thread box.

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  6. So fun and colorful! I am sure Gus is going to love snuggling with this for a long, long time!

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    1. Thanks. Now I'm working my way through gifting quilts to my the kids of all my closest BFFs.

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  8. So bright and colorful, this is wonderful! Love the variegated thread for the quilting, it goes perfectly.

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    1. Cheers Judy; I did feel quite smug about my plan to quilt it that way. So pleased with how it looks.

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  9. What a fun and happy quilt ! The fabric you chose for the binding is perfect. I love the last picture ! Thanks for participating in the 2017 FAL, visiting on behalf of the 2017 FAL cheerleading team.

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