I'd Rather be Quilting…

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I love Dr. Seuss

I love Dr. Seuss by Robert Kaufman Fabrics!

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Someone else made this top and I was fortunate enough to quilt and bind it for Robert Kaufman Fabrics display at Quilt Market. I used red thread on the red to make the quilting disappear and white on the white for the same reason. This quilt looks like the focal fabric (Seuss) is windows and I wanted those windows to pop. What do you think? Last year I also worked on a Seuss quilt for Market for Kaufman and I wound up making 2 Lorax quilts a few weeks later. Our little girls like Seuss also!

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I have said it before and I will say it again, I am blessed to do this!!

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I love Kaufman Fabrics!!

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I had the opportunity to piece the quilt above for Robert Kaufman fabrics for the Spring Quilt Market! The fabric is just awesome, beautiful and the quality we expect from Kaufman Fabrics! I absolutely love it when the top lays flat after piecing.

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I pieced and quilted this one. Again the fabric colors were gorgeous! I really wanted the stars to pop so I echoed inside the stars and used a meander on the rest with the exception of the small squares that connect the stars. I hope you can tell by the photo below that the stars do pop.

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When I work on a quilt I always worry about the quilting pattern I use. The person who does the piecing puts much love and work into the quilt top. I want to make sure that my quilting accents the quilt but also brings the right features to the eye. Of course, I am having a hard time explaining this today. It is like repainting a red room in a green color, you then want to put color coordinated accents into the room to accentuate. When I look at a quilt top, I like to know the story behind it. Every quilt has a story….. it may be for a new baby, or a quilt for a show, or for someone who is sick. Whatever the story, the quilter has put much love and labor into the top. I am honored to be able to help make that story complete with every quilt top that I work on. I am blessed!

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