Quilts: Giving Them as Gifts

I started sewing last year and quickly became obsessed with fabric and patterns.

My first completed quilt was a Dr. Seuss themed quilt for my son’s first Christmas. I know, I’m obsessed with Dr. Seuss. It was a fun first quilt, and by no means was it perfect- but making something for him was so much more meaningful than any toy I could have bought him.

My son loves it… isn’t it cute?

Seuss Quilt

For those interested, I used this tutorial to create the quilt, but instead of pinwheels I placed my finish triangle squares in a zig-zag pattern. This was the plan:

Seuss Quilt Plan

Here are the links to the fabric I used for the Red/White, Green, Yellow blocks. For the red and blue I just went to my local Hancock fabric store and picked quilters cotton in red and blue. I used gray quilters cotton for the backing, and a simple white on red polkadot pattern for the binding.

My wonderful aunt did the actual “quilting” portion of the quilt and picked a fabulous pattern with Dr. Seuss hats and puffs. I did make my own binding… I used a machine binding tutorial similar to this.

I’m currently in the process of making a couple of quilts for various occasions: a friend’s baby, my nieces golden birthday, and my brother-in-law’s wedding. I think it is too ambitious to get a quilt done in time for their wedding at the end of June, so I’m planning on giving it to them for Christmas.  Um, if Matt or Denise is reading this… don’t read any further. Love you guys.

I’m currently in the planning phase of the wedding quilt. I want to use an assortment of pink and black patterned fabrics to make the quilt—to match their wedding colors.

This is the initial design I came up with. What do you think?

Wedding Quilt Pattern

2 thoughts on “Quilts: Giving Them as Gifts

  1. Linda Griffin
    3 December, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Yes I would love to have the pattern

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