Monday, April 23, 2012

Horton Hears a Who!

Trina and Tanner decided to use The Horton character from Dr. Seuss for Maddux's bedroom. Tanner painted Horton on the wall, (which you can see here) and they put the saying, "A person's a person no matter how small" on the wall.

This left me with a dilemma for the quilt because there is no Horton fabric. Don't get me wrong, Horton is on some fabric, but there are always other characters with him. I decided on these fabrics by Robert Kaufmann--

And I decided to use a pattern from Moda Bake Shop. You can see it here. I didn't follow it exactly but pretty much.

I had to fussy cut Horton out of the middle two fabrics which made for a lot of waste. I guess someone else is going to get a Dr. Seuss quilt in the future!

My sewing machine was just back from the shop(which is a story in itself), and I meandered over the entire quilt UNTIL I got to about the last six inch square and MY MACHINE QUIT AGAIN!!!! Luckily a friend with a dependable machine brought hers in for me to use so I could finish it.

Maddux gets his first opportunity to use it.

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Laurie said...

Ingenious Kim! It turned out so cute! What a great gift from Grandma!

Kath said...

The picture doesn't do it justice. It is a very cute quilt (and baby). Kath

Trina said...

It turned out awesome!! He will love it!

Carolyn said...

Hi, your Horton quilt is WONDERFUL! Where did you find the materials? A very special friend of mine is going to become a dad for the first time (at age 51!) and he and his wife have chosen Horton. Would love to do something like this for them. It is wonderful!