Sunday, September 25, 2011

~Dr. Seuss Baby Quilt~

Good Morning and Happy Monday! To start our Monday off today I thought I would share with you all the Dr. Seuss quilt I made for my niece who is expecting her second  baby boy. I used 8 different fabrics to make this quilt. I fell in love with all the vibrant colors. Who doesn't remember the wonderful stories of Dr. Seuss, I think I learned to read reading the Dr. Seuss books along with the stories of Dick and Jane (now I'm really dating myself) LOL
Here's a photo of the quilt top before quilting.  You can click to enlarge if you like.

 How playful and whimsical the print is.

 There were so many fun story's such as Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Yertle the Turtle, Fox in Socks, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and so many more.
 All quilted and binding hand sewn in bright yellow. 
 The quilting is kites flying all around. I live in Modesto Ca. and have been taking my quilt tops to Rich from Herd of Turtles,  I love his work and his Wife Gloria is an award wining quilter. I highly recommend Rich.

 The back of the quilt. Such silly faces of the Grinch.

 With my left over fabric I sewed up a pillow case to fit a travel pillow, I find the travel pillow 14x20 works perfect for a baby pillow. I have been buying extra fabric for all my quilt projects lately since more is always better then not enough, right.

 While at the fabric shop I couldn't decide on the fabric since all of the Dr. Seuss prints were so cute, so like any girl who can't make up her mind she buys it all...LOL so with this large print I just sewed up a quick   toddler  bed size blanket, I used the warm and natural batting inside to make it thicker for laying it on the floor for baby to play on. So many of us have the wood/laminate flooring now, I think its nice to have a thicker blanket to lay down for "tummy time" for baby.
 The back is a very soft blue. The silly blue elephants just make me smile! I hope they bring a smile to my new great nephews little face.
 I pre-wash all the fabric I use so to ensure no shrinkage.

One more thing to show you, when I first saw this pattern for a little person's lady bug apron I knew I just had to make one, So I did..I  love it and I'm sew happy with the way it turned out.
Happy sewing everyone. I better run now I'm working on Christmas gifts...never to early to start. I will show you all soon what else I have been working on.

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Vee said...

Such a sweet quilt destined to become a family heirloom for sure. You do amazing work, Elizabeth, and you have a fun sense with fabric. Love the kite quilting, too.

The Wallace Family said...

Oh my goodness someone is extra, extra lucky to recieve the Dr. Seuss quilt, blanket, and pillow case from you!! I would be in love:) Our theme at school this year is Dr. Seuss and a lot of teachers have done some extra creative things with all that Dr. Seuss fabric! It sure is the cutest!!! Your comment about Dick and Jane made me laugh out loud because I have found a few Dick and Jane books at school going through some older teaching materials:) Too cute! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Jocelyn said...

What a fun cheerful quilt!

Elaine said...

Who doesn't love all the Dr. Seuss characters! LOVE the colors, the prints are SO cheerful, and I can see all the love sewn in. :)

Betty said...

The quilt is so cute and you did a great job. I also just love the little apron.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How adorable! What a great idea and such wonderful work.

Decor To Adore said...

Yes, yes, yes I must say, that quilt is cute in every way.

I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

Happy Monday!

Chris said...

So wonderful...not only made with love, but a gift to bring smiles every day! Elizabeth, your sweet heart shows in everything you do!

Catherine Holman said...

I love Dr. Seuss! I will have to get out and look for that fabric. The lady bug apron is adorable too!

Karie said...

Oh, that quilt is adorable. You do the most beautiful quilts. Your niece is blessed to have a sweet Aunt like you. . .Thanks for sharing your loveliness. Hugs, Karie

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi sweet lady! Man, can you sew! The quilt, pillow and apron are precious as precious can be!

Have been very busy away from the blog and blogging. I would love to see you soon! Life hopefully will slow down in a few weeks - maybe then a little retail therapy?


Ana said...

Boy Ms. Elizabeth, you have been a very, very busy bee. The quilt is adorable and the little lady bug apron is just the cutest thing ever. What a great Auntie you are :-) I know your niece will absolutely love everything. Hope you are doing well my sweet friend. Wishing you a great new week.

Much love,

Melinda said...

Very cute--love all the fabrics
These were some of my favorite stories growing up Great memories there.


trump said...

Very cute as i grew-up with Doc Seuss. I bet he's a better doctor than some of the ones that ive been to Lately ,lol. Richard from Amish Stories.

Cindy said...

Your Dr. Seuss quilt is just darling! It looks so fun, I know the mommy will love it, and the little one will keep it forever, no doubt.
The little apron is just darling! I need to make one for my grand daughter like that!
Hugs, Cindy

Robin said...

Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I just scrolled down to look at some of your projects. Very impressed, a little bit of everything! I will be doing a post soon about my visit to local gardens where the orchids were magnificent (orchids are a big deal here in southwest FL). I'll be that baby will love the quilt!

Bunny Jean said...

That quilt will be the baby's favorite. So bright and interesting.

Did you know that a new Dr. Seuss book was released today? I think it was from his archives.

Thanks for sharing at my party!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

lil red hen said...

The little quilt is very cute; such bold colors, which I think babies like. I simply love the little apron. I make aprons but don't have a pattern for a child sized one.

Karena said...

Elizabeth this is the most darling quilt!! I love Dr Seuss, well who doesn't!

I have just linked up with Laura's party!

Art by Karena

Linda said...

Great projects! That quilt and little blanket will be perfect! I got some of that fabric and made back packs for my nephews...they love Dr. Seuss.

Wendy said...

Elizabeth, how lovely to hear from you I hope you and yours are well. I adore your Dr Seuss quilt, I am inspired - my niece is having a baby, I might just try quilting for the first time!
I hope you enjoy Hawaii, sounds like you are going to have a ball. If you haven't been to Pearl Harbour yet - it is so worth a visit, very emotional - but I am glad I went.

Decor To Adore said...

Loving this even more the second viewing!

Thank you so very much for linking up to Fall In Love Wednesdays.

Have a blessed weekend.

Jaclynn_kyuss said...

Elizabeth you nailed it with both the blankie and the apron. I will take pics of Skyler modeling it for you!

Gail said...

That quit is just amazing! You are so talented Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing.

Enjoy your evening,

Beverly said...

The cutest quilt. Love the Dr. Seuss fabric too. My kids and grandkids have grown up with Dr. Seuss. You have sure been a busy girl. Great use of your extra fabric. I have those travel pillows for all the grands. I love the little apron too. I saw that pattern somewhere. Yours is so cute.

Unknown said...

Elizabeth, the quilt & fabrics are just adorable. What little cutie pie wouldn't enjoy these patterns. I so love the lady bug creation, too. Wish I were a kid & had you for a relative! Chuckle!

Have a beautiful weekend.

PS IF you have not read about Halal meats, please go online & read about them before you buy meat. It is concerning.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So cute. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Honey at 2805 said...

Your Dr. Seuss quilt is so amazing. I noticed you said all the quilting was done by hand. I thought that was an art that had gone by the wayside with all the machine quilting now done. Both baby and mama will be delighted with this wonderful gift!

I am delighted that you linked to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate you and hope to see you again this Friday!

The Green Pea said...

Hello Elizabeth, you are sew talented. The quilt, pillow and apron are toooo cute! Have a wonderful week. Hope to see you soon.

Rita's Recipes said...

Thanks you so much for the nice comments about my Doris Day post. Nice to know a kindred spirit. That is an amazing quilt. You have talent I envy.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

What an adorable quilt and lots of work! You are sure talented! I love the pillowcases you have made and you dining room chair covers are so CUTE!

Kathy said...

What a wonderful gift! Dr. Seuss is wrote so many great books! Love it!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth and Gary,

Just worried about you and wanted to pay you a visit. Hope things are well on your end.
Sending you a lot of tight and warm hugs,


Jilly said...

Cutest quilt. Great use of your extra fabric. I have those travel pillows for all the grands. The little apron too. I saw that pattern somewhere. Yours is so cute.
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{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my sweet. What darling baby gift. I'm sure your niece will be thrilled... a labor of love. :-) There is just nothing better in my book.


Beverly said...

Hope all is well with the two of you. I have been missing you.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

The quilt is darling. The little one is sure going to look cute all wrapped up in it. Love the ladybug apron, so darn sweet!

janice15 said...

Lovely and adorable quilt...they all look wonderful together..I love blue so it looks great. and the little lady bug apron is something else...ty Have a great evening...Janice

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a sweet little quilt. I just bought a wonderful set of Dr. Seuss books this past weekend at a garage sale. They don't even look like anyone ever read them.
I collect little quilts and this one is so sweet.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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