Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Another Finished Quilt!

I am delighted to show you my latest finished quilt. It is a record turn around time for me...started on New Year's Day and finished in March - yes, in the same year!!
It was the New Year's Day mystery pattern from Planet Patchwork. Between piecing the top and the quilt back,  I used up almost all of my Dr. Seuss yardage.

I had a great time machine quilting this one! 
I quilted hearts along the white rails.
Along the blue sections I quilted my favorite Dr. Seuss quote:
“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
It was fun to quilt, but it is difficult to see the quilting on the finished quilt...that's OK...I know what it says and I know it's there!
The border has my favorite swirly design, which is just so fun to quilt!

And in the 4 corner blocks I quilted large wonky (let's say I did it on purpose!!) circles.

I just love the binding...
mostly red and white polka dots and some red and white striped fabric.

I must admit I like the back as much as the front! I used up the 3 panels I had purchased and filled in with the leftover FQ's.

This is my 5th finished quilt for 2012, and I think it is my favorite so far!!


  1. Beautiful job Kathy!! I love the Dr Suess fabric. The backing is wonderful as well as the binding. Great effort in record time!

  2. Wonderful quilt, love the front and back.

  3. Look at you! Five quilts so far? Wow! So far this year I have finished ...uh, well, uh...a doll quilt and a table runner. : )
    Love the Seuss quilt. I can't imagine trying to quilt that saying. Such a fun idea!

  4. I love your quilt so much!! Such fun fabrics, Kathy' cool that you have accomplished so much this year!

  5. Good going, Kathy! You are so far ahead of me, I'm not even in the race... Have a great day! What is next to be quilted?

  6. Appropriate that you had so much fun quilting this, to go with the Dr. Suess theme :) Congrats on yet another finished quilt, and the timeline is great!

  7. This IS a great quilt!! I love that you have used up larger pieces in the borders too, it is such a fun quilt, wonderful quilting too, great finish!!!

  8. That is a terrific quilt I just love the idea of quilting dr suess quotes in it-just perfect!

  9. Great quilt and wonderful quilting.

  10. There is fun to be had quilting, there is fun to be had blogging,
    there is fun to be had finishing,
    O what wonderful fun there is to be had!!

  11. As much as I love everything about that quilt, the back is even better. Awesome fabric, great quilting, super fun! Congratulations on a quick turnaround and a fabulous quilt.

  12. A fabulous and fun finish - so very playful!