Friday, April 10, 2015

The Cat in the Hat

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When I was little, my parents signed me up with a book club that sent me a Dr. Seuss book every month. One of my favourites was "The Cat in the Hat".  My parents and then my brother and I read those books over and over and over again. When I had my own baby, my parents gave me all of my old Dr. Seuss books to read to her. Some of them are looking a little worse for wear after being read so often! I still have these books at my house and will pass them on to the next generation, when that time comes. 

A few years ago, I was in a quilt store that had some Cat in the Hat fabric which I could not resist.  It came home and has been "aging" in my stash until suitable inspiration hit.  Last Saturday afternoon, I took out my fabrics and some solids and started to cut and sew. I did not use a pattern--I just made it up myself.


I was in the zone and did not take any pictures until the top was finished and I started to do the pin basting in preparation for quilting!


I'm glad that I don't have any fish in my teacups!


I decided to do an organic cross hatch design for the quilting using red thread.


I found some bright yellow fabric for the binding.


And sock monkeys for the backing. 
 
 
I did not buy one bit of fabric to make this quilt!
 
 
 
I did the hand sewing on the binding tonight.
 
 
 
One baby quilt, all ready to gift.  I don't have a baby in mind for this one.  It is a baby quilt in waiting. I have always wanted to have a couple of baby quilts ready just in case.  Hmmm...I think I might have a bit more fabric around here...maybe I could make another baby quilt in waiting...
 
 
 




13 comments:

  1. That is so cute! Any parent would love it and enjoy it for their infant! I have the Moda Sock Monkey fat quarter bundle to make our 9mth grand a twin quilt later. I really should get going now as we know how time flies! ;-)
    Lola

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  2. It looks great!! You made good use of your little bit of sewing time.

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  3. Some fabrics just take more to "ripen" for use.

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  4. Oh my so darn cute! My grands are at the love Dr Seuss stage. I had several books here that keep going out the door with them! :)

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  5. I love when inspiration hits! Isn't it fun to let go and just see what happens!

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  6. What a fun quilt and a great story. We love the Dr. Seuss books at our house - great for beginner readers.

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  7. What a cute little quilt ... the baby who is gifted that quilt will certainly be blessed!

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  8. That is an awesome quilt! I always have meant to have a baby quilt ready for when one is needed, but never have been that organized!

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  9. So adorable! Love the idea of a quilt in waiting!

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  10. That is a wonderful quilt.I love the design and colors. Very cheerful and bright. Lucky baby!

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  11. That looks such fun! And a great story to it, too. Congrats on the finish. :)

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  12. What a bright and beautiful baby quilt! You did an awesome job with the design and layout. And I love the wavy line grid quilting. Congratulations!

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