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Monday, January 3, 2011

Seussical the Quiltical

My daughter Emily's friends Melanie and Ken were expecting their first child in late September. She suggested we make a quilt for them. Melanie is a BIG Dr. Seuss fan, so we looked for some Dr. Seuss fabric and found what you see below (there were more fabs to choose from but we narrowed it down to these 8). Then we had to come up with a pattern. We decided that a 9-patch would be good, but couldn't find a way to use all the fabrics.

Em then suggested that we do something on the back instead of the usual "one piece of fabric".
We eventually came up with this:

So the quilt really has two "front" sides and no "back"!
Em did most of the cutting and stitching. I did the quilting and the binding.
Melanie did her part and baby Avery was born on September 30th.

Emily gave the quilt to Mel and Ken and Avery when she visited NOLA last week. It was a big hit!
Check out more pix!


Donna said...

I love the front of the quilt - great use of the Seuss fabs. But the back of this quilt ROCKS! You and Emily make a great team!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio said...

Amazing! Especially love the fact that this quilt has two "fronts"...perfect for Seuss! :o)

mona said...

Namastey , Mr and Mrs Rhodes , wish i was baby Avery...love the tribute to Dr Seuss , as well as the 2 fronts , no back look. "remembering ken is still my favourite though . Waiting now for a 'Remembering India ' quilt ...lots of luck, Mona