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...