I finished the Dr Seuss Quilt last night. This is the fastest I ever made a quilt! I bought the fabric on Saturday Jan 4 http://timquilts.com/2014/01/04/dr-seuss-quilt/
I did the piecing and started quilting the next day….http://timquilts.com/2014/01/06/dr-seuss-quilt-progress/
and last night I finished the quilting and added the binding
The backing is really a light blue flannel but it is photographing as white :(
the quilting is a series of overlapping circles (similar to Baptist fans but the circles are more complete, Baptist fans are closer to 1/4 of a circle)
Dr Seuss drawings are so quirky that I decided to go with “imperfect” quilting. I market the outside of each circle with a small plate but the inside quilting ( the concentric rings) was just quilted free hand) the result is that no 2 are the same and I think that works with the fabric. The circles are a nice contrast with the square blocks.
The quilting went fast because I did utility/big stitch quilting at about 6 stitches per inch. Once again the fabric told me how to quilt. These quirky whimsical figures didn’t seem to call for meticulous tiny stitches….I think relaxed and casual is a better fit.
I still need to add a label and wash it ( with the sub-zero temps in the last few days the pipes to the washing machine have frozen so that is on hold)
I might need to start making more baby quilts….they go so fast that it sure makes you feel productive!
Now back to one of the many UFO’s in the pile!