This is Graysons Dr Seuss quilt.
The Dr Seuss fabric has been around for several years now and I so so SO wanted to work with it. but alas my boys were just to old for such a juvenile fabric. I was crushed. Every time I saw this fabric I wanted to have a play.
One day we were driving back from a football (soccer to my american friends) game, and I dragged Grayson to a quilt store on the way home. Hey I just sacrificed 3 hours for him.. he could do the same for me. Surprise surprise he came in the store and stopped right at the bright display of Dr Seuss. I stopped and stroked like normal.. drooled a bit and had an enlightening conversation with my then 14-year-old.
It went a bit like this…. I told Grayson.. “to bad you’re not younger, I sew want to work with this fabric” He said.. Mom I love Dr Seuss, make me a quilt with it. I responded with .. Grayson seriously.. you know this is the quilt you are going to have to take to college right… his response… Mom you know this is the quilt Im going to have sex on for the first time….
Well ok then.. VD Powerpoint presentation coming right up next!
After that it was smooth sailing away… He did get pretty specific. He didn’t want a girly pattern, He wanted COMPLETE pattern approval. He wanted his name (FULL NAME) included. He wanted his birthday (SPELLED OUT) embroidered on. He wanted his soccer number (FROM EVERY TEAM HE HAS EVER PLAYED FOR) embroidered in the solid squares, which he didn’t get. He wasn’t asking for much of course.
Thank goodness for Bernina Embroidery software. I (meaning Ronnie) was able to download the free Dr Seuss font. Then I (meaning Ronnie) worked tirelessly through the night digitizing it. Once it was all finished I (
demanded asked Ronnie) made some changes to include an outline along the letters.
I did some straight line quilting over the whole thing, and bound it with a thick black and white stripe. I love me a striped binding. I put my extra Dr Seuss scraps on the back. Lets face it, I’m probably not going to play with it again, It was a one time deal.