The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat is one of my favorites.
I love anything and all things Seuss.
Dr. Seuss was very important to my reading and writing classes
in each grade level I taught, from Pre-K-5.
So, when I saw this fabric panel of The Cat in the Hat,
I had to have it.
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As of yet, I don’t know what I’m going to do with this panel,
so I wrote a silly poem instead.

Oh my goodness!
Oh, my gat!
Look right here
It’s The Cat in the Hat

A quilt or a pillow?
A tote or a quillow?
My thinker is puzzled
My puzzler is thinking
All this excitement
might lead me to drinking

For goodness seek,
for goodness sake,
This fabric panel is keeping me awake
so quickly, order matching layer cakes

And maybe, just maybe
to clear up the hazy
jellyroll strips will add on some crazy

Yes, add on some layer cakes and jelly roll strips
Hey!
Whoa!
What do you know?
This calls for another fabric trip!

Spiderman Quilt

$(KGrHqJ,!ngFJi1Tjs-2BSeowGhFgQ--60_35 When I saw this fabric panel at Hancock Fabric, I knew exactly the person who would receive this quilt.
In my discussion with  Vicky, at Las Colchas, I relayed that I wanted this to be a super hero quilt for my adult son. I wanted to make it look sophisticated and not juvenile.
Vicky guided me towards fabric that was rich in color and gave an image of texture. I also found a great web fabric on eQuilters, a fabulous site for fabric and things.
I hand quilted the entire center panel in order to give dimension to Spider-man and the web.
Irene, the long arm quilter, was so excited when she saw the finished top.
We discussed various ways to quilt in order to enhance the image of webbing.

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Acquired/Improved Skills: measuring and sewing borders, hand quilting, choosing fabric to enhance design, improving quarter inch seams, improved rotary cutting, designing the backing out of remaining fabric

Start date: July 10, 2015
Piecing Completed: August 22, 2015
Presented: Christmas, 2015