Saturday, April 9, 2016

"Seuss Quilt"

I had an idea for a baby quilt last Saturday so I took my Dr. Seuss fabrics out that I'd been hoarding and started to fussy cut centers for 9-1/2 inch churn dash blocks.  I picked a lot of my favorite Seuss characters and then pulled polka dot fabrics from my stash to make the churnie part.  I figured 16 blocks would make a perfect baby quilt........  
As I was sewing I was watching a Podcast of Bonnie Hunter's where she was assembling a quilt made of "H" blocks and then setting them all wonky.  Hmmmmm  I said to myself.  I wonder if I could figure out how to do that with the Seuss blocks.   I put out an email to my quilting sister Robin, who immediately sent me a link to how to do it.....

WOW.....from units to blocks to wonky in about 2 hours!!!!!!!
I was very lucky that I was using the neutral to set them so I didn't have to cut 2 different directions.  I just cut all the strips out and sewed them on whether it was left facing or right facing.

By Sunday evening I had all 16 blocks sewn together and ready for border attaching on Monday.
I had thought I'd add a simple border around the blocks but I do love the piano key border so I took all my leftover fabric and cut it up into strips, pressed, sub cut and attached them in record time.
I had 1 long strip leftover that coincidentally went the length of the quilt so I decided to piece all my leftover fabrics into a back and ship it off to my favorite longarmer.  
I'm always amazed at how when I'm focused and have an idea, how I can finish quilts!

I'll take pictures of the back and binding when it comes back from my girl Sarah.


Dee Dee said...

Your quilt is adorable!

Carol said...

I love this quilt it is so cute. A churn dash quilt is on my list of 'to do's' but now I want to make it wonkey. would you mind sharing your link?

Conni said...

Great quilt, Peg!

Little Penpen said...

Oh goodness! I love this quilt!