Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Dr. Suess Quilt

When the Dr. Suess prints came out, I just had to have a bundle of them. Shirley from the Marsh Store was at our guild quilt show and I bought a bundle of FQ's. It had my oldest son's name written all over it! He has a lot of the Dr. Suess books and has many of them memorized and reads them to his kids all the time. The dilemna was whether a 32 year old guy would like a Dr. Suess quilt LOL. I made him a lap quilt this Christmas to read stories to his kids. Here is the finished quilt:

corner:

border quilting:

backing:

loop quilting in the 'thimbles'

I told Lauren and Leah, Tim's two daughters, that they could help their Dad open this gift. They loved the Dr. Suess quilt :-)

Trying out the new quilt with Lauren, Joey (cousin) and Leah:

Daughter in law, Heather (pictured in background), made all the kids a cool fleece hat for Christmas. They willingly posed for a 'funny face' photo LOL

The kids then put Josh's hat on Tim for a picture with the Dr. Suess quilt. He's nice and warm and cozy now!

I also made a little stocking for each of the 7 grandkids, plus one for the baby due in a few days. The stockings will stay at Grandma's house to be filled every year:

2 comments:

Deb said...

Tim looks great in Josh's hat and Dr. Seuss!

Paula TheQuilter said...

Did you quilt this yourself on the treadle sewing machine? I'm wondering if free motion quilting is possible on a treadle. Guess I'll have to try it.