Dr. Seuss on Canvas

September 22nd 2011
    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!    The more stores I go, the more my stash grows, And the more fabric I stowe, the more things I will sew!!  Elaine:  Confessions of a fabric-a-holic.
Being a teacher/librarian I am especially drawn to fabrics reflecting story elements, characters, books and the like. This gives me an excuse to make something and display it at my workplace, in theory.  I went totally overboard when the Dr. Seuss fabric started coming out, I got it at equilter. (There are tons more available, but I find abstinence is good for the wallet.) While I am not a die hard Dr. Seuss fan, I do love the colors and mix of patterns. This summer I made this for my friend to decorate her kids’ bathroom. It’s a 10 X 10 mini quilt of Dr. Seuss patterns. I used some thin strips of batting I had left over and just did giant crossstiches to bring them together. The fish and kids are fused and appliqued with straight and zig-zag stitch. I quilted the outline of the seams.  I made the edge fabrics 4-6 inches to overlap behind and over the square canvas and hammered it in place with very short nails.  It’s happy, fun and colorful.

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