Saturday, August 6, 2011
Dr. Seuss Quilt Wonky Quilt Top Finished
here? I came up with this design for these fabrics. Dr. Seuss + Wonky = Perfect. Right? Well, that part of it I think I got right, but when it came to what to sash around the blocks I got it totally wrong. I chose the black and white striped fabric in the line to sash around each block. My thinking was that I have often seen bright colorful quilts toned down by the simple addition of black and white. But for this quilt it just made it crazy. I didn't even bother to take a picture to show you all as it was just too yucky. I completely miscalculated my fabric selection. In the meantime I had many people ask about this quilt. Seems that it inspired a few people to make wonky Dr. Seuss quilts, but I had yet to finish mine! All that unpicking! I finally pulled it out again this week and did the boring unpicking job and resashed it in something sensible this time--kona snow. I added the black and white (where it belongs) and the Cat and the Hat blue border. Voila! I'm happy now and I will be able to quilt it soon (my machine is on it's way!) and the boys will get lots of use of it. We read Dr. Seuss quite regularly around here, Alexander already starts reading along telling me what comes next, so hopefully he will have many happy memories in association with this quilt. Of course, he'd like me to make a tractor quilt most of all... I'll work on doing something about that soon.