Mini Man recently moved from his crib to the bottom bunk (Little Man moved to the top). For Christmas I made him a quilt to celebrate using his big-boy bed.
Little Man's winter quilt (Seuss quilt #1, Seuss quilt #2 can be seen here) has a Cat in the Hat theme. I wanted to keep Mini Man's quilt similar.
I actually finished the blocks for this quilt in 2012. After I completed Little Man's quilt, I ended up with enough fabric leftover to make a second quilt. Little Man was sleeping in the bunk-bed and I knew Mini Man would eventually get there too. I never thought it would take me this long to piece the top and quilt it!
The blocks on this quilt are more Dr. Seuss in general rather than specifically The Cat in the Hat. Each block was made using in a scrappy-improv fashion then trimmed to 15.5". There are also nine squares that are solid pieces of print (rather than pieced). There are 35 squares and the quilt measure roughly 80"x 90".
The quilt didn't take long to piece and quilt. I kept the quilting to 4" diamonds. The quilt was rather large and difficult to quilt with my small-ish machine.
After piecing the top I wasn't too sure about the placement of the blocks. The whole thing just felt too busy. It has grown on me, however and I'm really starting to like it. I think for Dr. Seuss, busy works.
I backed it with flannel from the Robert Kauffman Seuss fabric line. The flannel was very thick which makes the quilt warm and snuggly (perfect for winter).
Now to start on a quilt for Mini Man to use in the summer!