So, Daniel kept asking, "Mom, when are you going to make me a quilt?" "Soon," was always my reply and then one day, I happened to stop into my favorite local quilt shop and there it was, a stack of fat quarters all with the Lorax fabric!!! Ta-da! Here was my chance to create a quilt I knew Daniel would just love and that I would have fun creating!
This book was my inspiration. It came with the templates needed to create the quilt. I used one of the tiny rotary cutters and it was a breeze to cut!
I had previously made this quilt as a Christmas gift for my husband who saw when I begrudgingly drug him into the shop so I could look at upgrading my Bernina. He pointed it out and said how much he liked it--bingo! Christmas gift dilemma solved!
Here is a photo of his quilt:
The colors go well in our home.
Back to Daniel and his Lorax quilt.....
After finding the fabric, I started just about immediately on his quilt. Fast, easy, fun! The top took only about 6 hours to complete and the fun part is arranging all the finished blocks into the look you want. After completing that task I worked on the border. I had some small scraps of the Lorax fabric and since I don't need to add to my stash/scrap bucket, I used those pieces to create piano keys on the edge. I had not done that before and I love how it turned out! I didn't have quite enough so I used the black/white stripe on the remainder of the border. What I wish you could see better is the embroidery I used on the black and white stripes. Here is what it says, a quote for the Lorax book--well, really Dr. Seuss, "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not." I had a lot of fun playing with the size of the words, the fill of the letters, italicizing (or not), etc.
After all this, I put a minky, Dr. Seuss striped fabric on the back and the batting is wool. This is one warm quilt! I was so proud to give it to him and he LOVES it! Yea for mom!
Thanks for reading. I really love how easy this quilt pattern is. Circles? Bring them on!
Thanks for reading!
The proud owner is in the green t-shirt. :)