A Smidge of Dr. Suess
Here we go! I'm rather excited to show you the first finish in my cleanup marathon! Before you get too admiring of my speedy skills, I must admit that this one had the top completely done, and the backing all ready and hanging together, just waiting to be basted and quilted. It's also a baby quilt, so it finishes up quite quickly.
I forget why I made this quilt top in the first place...I think that I was feeling the urge to use a bit of Dr. Suess fabric, so I sat down and made three blocks, and then decided that this tiny gray pinstripe (Sunkissed by Sweetwater) was the perfect finishing touch. So I plopped these blocks in a big hunk of this most wonderful favorite gray fabric and there you go!
I'm finding that my tastes generally veer towards the simple, especially in baby quilts. You can call it lazy if you want, but I just like the looks of some plain open space to rest the eye.
I think my favorite elements in this quilt are the backing and binding. The back is Ta Dot Flannel by Michael Miller, and the binding is Lecien Color Basics. I would declare that red and white stripe as a must have in any stash. If you like red and white stripes, that is!
Here you can see the quilting. I'm still on a straight line quilting kick. It's my go-to design right now. I just love the texture and I really don't think it takes much more time than stippling on small quilts. On large quilts, it takes a lot more muscle and maneouvring!
I think this will be my next finish. Yes, I know it's my most recent project, and I should really punish myself and make it wait till last, but it's cluttering up my table and design wall right now so I can't do anything else till it's cleaned up!