I have two Dr. Seuss quilts to make for my niece and nephew for Christmas, and I finally got brave and plunged ahead on cutting into the panels I bought for the purpose. Between my stash and some of the accompanying fabrics, I had good choices for stripping out and arranging the fussy-cut blocks after I cut them apart.
This is the body of the first little quilt. I have a skinny black with white dot stop border and a yellow print outer border to put on this one, which is for Eliza. Then Asa's quilt, the second one, will have the same skinny black stop border and an aqua print outer border.
I wasn't happy with the freebie pattern so I came up with my own setting. It was harder than I thought to dig through my stash bins for just the right shades of red, yellow and aqua to compliment the panels and blend with the purchased yardage. I ended up having to cut off most of the frames that were printed around each fussy-cut block because of the way they were printed, but in a way that made it easier for me.
I found my "Cat in the Hat" fabric at the Equilter web site (Robert Kaufman Fabrics). Even the black and white selection was fun to fussy cut for a filler wonky star block.
Since these babies (who are cousins) will get them at Christmas when we are all together, I am putting their names in the quilts so they can tell them apart. I bought red union suits and little blue wigs to go with the quilts, so they will be "Thing 1 and Thing 2." My 13-yr-old daughter will wear her old Cat in the Hat Halloween costume - it will make for a GREAT photo opportunity on Christmas morning when we are all together!
Someone is going to machine quilt these for me, so I needed to drop everything to get them done to meet her Christmas cut off quilting rush. I'm feeling a little manic between making these quilt tops, getting my sister's log cabin quilt layered and basted for hand quilting and getting my daughter's Halloween costume done. It's like the Bermuda Triangle of sewing. It doesn't help that she wants to look like this.
For all of you not familiar with "Wicked," this is Glinda (in the pink dress)...I think this dress is wicked...to MAKE. I wish she was going as Elphaba (with the green skin)...that would be easier for ME. Her best friend is doing that one (her Mom doesn't sew...). Oh well...this too shall pass...