Monday, December 6, 2010

Oh Dr Seuss!

The wonderful world of Dr Seuss - Robert Kaufman fabrics:  Celebrate Seuss! and Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss Enterprises!  I do love these awesome characters that have brought so much joy to generations of readers.
And late last week and over the weekend I've enjoyed cutting into my Dr Seuss fabric bundles.


I really wanted to make a quick something that would be fun for a child to enjoy, and came up with the idea to make some placemats. It did require quite a fair amount of fussy cutting so as not to chop up too many of the characters, and the placemats certainly took a little longer to make than anticipated, but they've turned out so colorful and rather adorable.


The Dr Suess fabric collection comes complete with a panel of larger scale character prints and I have selected two of these to feature on the back of the placemats.



The placemats are quilted with a simple cross-hatch and bound in a black and white pin-stripe fabric which seemed to be an entirely appropriate match for these bold prints.


Sorry for the picture overload today!


The placemats are listed in my Etsy Store.  You can find the listing here.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

32 comments:

  1. These are fabulous and have inspired me to cut into my Seuss stash to make two cot quilts for baby bumps of unknown gender that will be joining our extended family in the New Year (around Easter time - so plenty of time for sewing, or procrastinating).

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  2. When I first spotted 'em I knew Rita had done it again. That binding is PERFECT.

    No kid of mine would deign to eat dinner at the table with them. They'd be up on the wall, pride of place (sans dried and crusty weetbix spills)...

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  3. How adorable!!! We love Dr. Seuss but I think my boys are getting too old to appreciate a Seuss quilt :( Maybe I'll make one for myself! : )

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  4. Be assured, there is no such thing as a picture overload ;-) ... especially when the pictures are as inspiring as yours. The placemats are gorgeous!

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  5. I'm thinking of making some boxer shorts with this line. Your decision to fussy cut was a great one!

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  6. How cute! I've done two quilts now with that fabric, but making placemats is a fabulous idea - maybe I have enough scraps!

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  7. Those are so great!! Very cute for children. I love them.

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  8. Great idea for the kids placemats!! Now only if this will inspire kids to eat their veggies?

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  9. what a great fabric print. these placemats are perfect for a kid-at-heart, too!

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  10. So gorgeous!
    Can't wait for my Seuss loot to arrive!!

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  11. oh...I love them! And the binding just makes me smile :)

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  12. I love Dr. Seuss! These are adorable.

    I just ordered a new camera and I was looking on Flickr to find photos taken with it- most of the ones tagged quilt were from you! I knew I had made a good choice- your photos are always beautiful! (As are your quilts! Do you have any idea how many quilts you have made?)

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  13. Love picture overload. And love the Dr Seuss fabric line. Have been tempted to get some myself for my boy, but he insist on race car patterns...:( I think these placemats are adorable. A baby quilt in this style must be a huge success. Any baby would go nuts for all the contrasts in patterns and color. Absolutely perfect.

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  14. No such thing as 'picture overload'!!! Great placemats, an child would love to won these!

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  15. Absolutely love the placemats, such a great way to use the fabric, and I love the backs just as much as the fronts.

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  16. Great idea for kids. I just started cutting into my Dr Seuss fabrics tonight. I sured loved those books as a kid.

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  17. The mats are really cute ...I think kids will absolutely love them!

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  18. Oh these really look fab - I know lots of "big kids" who would love these on their dining table!!

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  19. I love the Dr Seuss range, I've been dreaming about it for months! Will you be doing a nice big quilt with them?

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  20. I had been resisting buying Dr. Seuss--not sure why. But after this, thanks to Fat Quarter Shop, these fabrics should be arriving on my doorstep later this week. Not sure about my bank account, but I know my favorite fabric shops are sure happy that I read your blog!

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  21. Those are AMAZING! I love them. And since I have two wee ones, I just might have to try this myself. My son would go crazy. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. They are amazing, I would love them just for myself, never mind the kids, the Dr Seus characters are classics in my book, I grew up with them as well as my kids!

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  23. i LOVE the dr. seuss fabrics, and have been lusting after them for quite some time. these placemats are not helping to curb by growing feelings and i might just loose control and have to buy a few yards soon.

    they are great, thanks for sharing!

    kim

    triangle shirt
    http://triangleshirt.blogspot.com/

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  24. You know, I've looked at the Cat in the Hat fabric and loved it but not wanted to make it into a quilt. Your placemates are fabulous. Clever, clever work.

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  25. Oh Rita! Those are fantastic! I'm a bit obsessed by Cat in the Hat lately so I love seeing what everyone is doing with it!

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