Friday, July 12, 2013

Cat in the Hat Quilt

Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
But you have
to know how."
~Dr. Seuss


I cannot express enough how happy I am that I finally finished this for my nephew!

I really love this pattern.  I saw it in a Charlie Brown print and knew it was perfect for my nephew.

  It is called Marbles from the Simply Fat Quarters book. 
 It is one of two quilts I have in the works, so the investment was worth it! 

I went safe with the quilting.  Meandering and stippling.  
It actually has never been my strong suit when FMQing, but I am liking my pattern more and more. 
 I just pretended I was wandering in circles and taking right and left turns, just like Dr. Seuss does in all of his fun and wacky books!

I was really happy with the cuddly fabric from Shannons Fabric.  It was one of the suggested selections when I ordered the Fat Quarter bundle.  I have to admit, I was worried, but I was really happy with the texture of the quilting and how soft it is.  However, I was burning up when I was binding it, so warning: heavy and warm!

I have to show off the border.  Isn't he cute! 
 I was glad I chose a red fabric, the fish in the bowl, that wasn't in the bundle to contrast for the binding.

The quilt label might be my favorite.  
I digitized a Hat from a coloring book and used a funky font.  

I sure hope my Gabe loves it!

Quilt Stats:
Measures: 58x66
Pattern: Marbles
Fabric: Robert Kaufmann-Cat in the Hat
Quilting: Meander/Stipple

Now to tackle more quilts. I am swimming in finished quilt tops!
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Friday


  1. yayy!!! looks wonderful! Job well done!

  2. I'm in love! I'm sure Gabe will treasure it forever! Awesome work!

  3. This is awesome, I love the pattern, kind of like snowballs! So fun and friendly feeling!

  4. The quilt looks so good! The pattern you chose is perfect for such bold prints. The label is so cute. It has been so hot this summer, I can imagine how hot it was binding the quilt. My AC has been having trouble keeping up!

  5. Dr. Seuss fabric is so much fun! The quilt looks fantastic, Heidi! I do love the border of the Cat in the Hat. And your label is cute! How did you make it?

  6. It's fabulous, I am sure your nephew will be cuddling it for years :)

  7. That quilt is fantastic, and the label puts it over the top!

  8. Oh I really love this quilt! Now I want to make one! The label is fantastic!

  9. That quilt turned out darling! Great design and great colors!!!

  10. Very nice. I just made this quilt too for a baby gift.Never thought of using Dr. Seuss great idea.

  11. Fun! I, too, am swimming in finished tops. I should really get quilting . . . This quilt is great!

  12. So funN you picked the perfect pattern to showcase those super cute fabrics! I love it!

  13. The quilt looks good, and meandering is the quilting that I really like to do. You can just go with it. Dr Suess is a classic.

  14. Very cool! I have a set of Lorax fabric and am looking out for a good way to use it - you may have inspired me!

  15. LOVE this!!! Great job! I did our nursery in Dr. Suess.:D I am sure he will be over the moon when he sees it! I know I would be.


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