Monday, April 15, 2013

Fun with Dr. Seuss

Do you remember the very first quilt that I finished?  That quilt was for Savanna's grandmother (my daughter-in-law's mom) for her first Mother's Day as a grandmother!  Well, time flies by so quickly and little Savanna celebrated her First Birthday yesterday!  We were so thrilled to be invited to the birthday shin-dig and seeing the Dr. Seuss party invitation, well, I just knew what I had to do for the adorable Miss Savanna.

I found the pattern on the Moda Bake Shop, Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt.  by Allysa at Pile O Fabric. i have been wanting to do a simple squares quilt, being impressed with the dramatic results seen from others.  Given the nature of this fabric (yikes!), I thought a simple pattern would work great to highlight the fun fabric.  The rectangle for the name was a nice addition.  The quilt is small enough that one cut of fabric works perfectly for the back, no piecing required.  I quilted this with a 1/4" allowance on both sides of the seams with some smallish stippling to highlight the letters.  I am not super happy with the machine applique of the first attempt.  I just purchased a book recommended by the wonderful Nicole at Mama Love Quilts on machine applique that I am bringing with me on this weeks trip to California (I know, again to the Left Coast!).

Most importantly, the party was so much fun!   Savanna greeted us at the door:
 Proudly sporting her "Thing Three" shirt!
 Savanna has the same beautiful eye lashes as her aunt (my son's lovely wife)!
 Savanna's other grandmother made this amazing cake...oh yeah, different flavor for each layer.
My husband and I with the birthday girl who was an amazing good sport with all the people, cameras, and Seuss-acle excitement!

Another trip to California, another quiet week at KayakQuilting!  Rest assured, all this airplane time is perfect for percolating quilt ideas!  Have a great week!


  1. What a wonderful gift!! And that cake!! Lucky Savanna!!

  2. I love this quilt! You can never go wrong with doctor Seuss!

  3. Just stumbled on your blog and can't wait to go back in time reading it! It was this quilt with her name on it that attracted my attention. I have a similar fabric that I could use but I was wondering where you got the stencil or whatever it was you used, for the letters. Anxious to see your response. Thanks!

    1. I just typed the letter in Word on my computer and used a large and bold font. Then I used an applique approach to sewing them onto the quilt.


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