We’ve got a new quilt hanging around the house.

Dr. Seuss Scrappy Improv Quilt

Four or five years ago, I bought a fq bundle of Robert Kaufman’s Dr. Seuss fabric from a little quilt shop in Coeur d’Alene, ID, called Bear Paw Quilting (I distinctly remember this because I was traveling for work and somehow convinced my boss to let me stop at a fabric shop.)  The fabric sat around a while before I made a quilt from it for my nephew.  Then, it sat around a while longer.


I put the scrap pieces together into another top which sat, yes – even longer,  in my WIP pile until my little one discovered it and repeatedly exclaimed “Cat! Cat! Cat!”


I figured it was time for it to get finished and into rotation.

If my son said things besides cat, he’d probably say, “It’s about time, lady.”

Sharing this Friday finish with everyone else at crazymomquilts.

(Also, for the record, I suppose my son DOES say things other than cat… Things like “tortilla” and “backhoe” and “bicycle.”  We’re still working on a clear “mama,” but that’s another story.)



  1. Sarah from milaandcuatro

    I have some Dr Seuss fabric and I have found it distinctly uninspiring, as much as I love reading his books, the fabric really doesn’t do it for me, I like the improv nature of this quilt, maybe I just need to get in and make something with it to get it out of my stash.

    1. Daisy

      I think that’s a really common feeling! I would have never finished this quilt if my child hadn’t gotten so excited. He was as excited about this fabric as I am about AMH or Carolyn Friedlander. His giggles and energy were quite compelling. I say keep it till you have a little one in mind to receive it. It’ll make putting it together so much more fun. 🙂

  2. Julie

    Great quilt and story. Isn’t it a shame that mummy/mama is always one of the last words to be said. I remember those days too.

  3. Kitty

    What great photos! It looks like your son truly enjoys his quilt, so good job! Better late than never! My 4 year old still doesn’t have her very own quilt. I also bought some Dr. Seuss fabric bundles quite a while ago, and started cutting them up to create a Kites Quilts from the book Modern Designs for Classic Quilts. I planned to sash with white, and let it be an all purpose kid quilt. Then I got distracted by other projects, and then even more projects, and then I decided I wasn’t even sure the Dr Seuss fabric would look any good as a kites quilt. I’m in that limbo point where I’m deciding whether to give up now, or just forge ahead and finish it up for the sake of finishing what I started. I guess only time will tell. 🙂

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