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!

15 comments:

  1. I love the gray pinstripe, it looks really nice. Great colors in your quilt too :)

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  2. Jo, I just LOVE this quilt. If I ever have another baby... hmm... can I reserve it? :) I'm a simple girl too and sometimes I think I'm lazy but mostly simple things just make me happy. In blog design I go for the cleanest whitest designs... which is why I love yours, btw!

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  3. I love this quilt. It's so bright and cheerful, while still allowing your pretty fabrics to stand out.

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  4. I love the limited color palette as well as the negative space. gorgeous!

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  5. I love the colors in your quilt -- how fun!!!

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  6. i'm in love too. love everything about it. i have some Seuss fabric and would love to make a quilt inspired by yours. where do you find your lecien striped fabric? thanks!

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  7. The negative space really is restful and it leaves emotional space to enjoy and appreciate the blocks all the more. Someone's gonna love this one!

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  8. I love how those polka dots accent it so perfectly! :) great work!

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  9. I really like this quilt, but I never would have thought to do one this way. That is, until now! Thanks for giving "permission" to not have to do a tone of blocks in order to have a beautiful quilt. I'm elated and inspired!
    :) CAS

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  10. This is a great quilt. Just goes to show that you can do simple and spectacular at the same time!

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  11. Oh, it's so playful- I love it, Jolene! And the red and white stripes are right up my alley, how did you even know?? :D

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  12. Lovely, just lovely!

    I think you should work on the project that you choose - even if it is the most recent!

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  13. a finish is great however big! Love all that negative space but don't like that name - I'd call it very positive space here!

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