Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, July 21, 2017

A Rainbow Baby Quilt

Big A little a, what begins with a?  Aunt Annie's alligator, a...a...a!


Dr. Seuss's ABC has been one of my favorite children's books since I was a kid.  Since then, I have read it so many times to my own children, and to my students, that I have a lot of it memorized!


When I decided to make a baby quilt for some friends of my youngest son, and I found this fabric at my favorite LQS, I knew just what to do!   A whole cloth quilt would be quick and easy.


A yard and a half of ABC by Robert Kaufman, and some Kona Daffodil for the backing and binding, were perfect for this project!


After squaring up the ABC fabric, I ended up with a piece about 39 x 46.   I used the lines of the print to give myself some guidelines for the gently curved quilting using my walking foot.


Of course, a copy of the book will be included in the package, because it is just so much fun to read aloud!


All done!


Although this wasn't a scrappy project to begin with, I did end up with some scraps of the Kona Daffodil leftover, which I know I will find a use for!

Sharing at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday.




20 comments:

  1. That is such a wonderful baby quilt! The ABC book was one of my favorites to read to my daughter.

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  2. I have the beginning of that book memorized I read it to my children so often. Now I'm reading it to the grands! The quilt and book will be well loved!

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  3. Love the book and the quilt! We still say the lines to each other in our family. Great idea for a baby shower gift.
    Cheers,
    Sylvia@Treadlestitches

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  4. You can't go wrong with a book and a quilt for a baby gift. SEW thoughtful!! :o))

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  5. Very pretty! I love Dr. Seuss. The Places You will Go is a good one to gift at graduations.

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  6. What a great baby gift! I always love sharing favorite children's books with new families, too!

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  7. That's using your head, turning out a special quilt so quickly that will be much loved.

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  8. Super cute, quick project, Diann! You've definitely got some quilting mojo going!

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  9. Oh, my! I could quote that book right along with you! That and "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish"! Both my girls were Dr Seuss fans!

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  10. This is so great! What a terrific baby gift, and quick and easy to boot. Love it!

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  11. As a retired librarian, I approve 100%. I've got other Dr. Seuss fabrics that I've used for pillowcases for the grands and scraps of them have turned up in I spy quilts.
    Pat

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  12. It's a favorite with my first-graders too!

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  13. It's a favorite with my first-graders too!

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  14. Spell fun and colorful what a happy finish

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  15. So cute! Sometimes a fabric is so perfect, there is no reason to cut it up!

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  16. WONDERFUL gift! I love Dr. Seuss too.

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  17. Such a sweet little gift for someone special. I love that you are enjoying a copy of the book too.

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  18. So cute! I grew up with that book and loved this trip down memory lane.

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  19. I think Bloglovin isn't being nice as I missed a couple of your posts. If it doesn't appear in me email I get busy and forget to check on the site! All that to say I love Dr. Seuss books too and that is a great present;)

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