Taming the Lorax……………….

Is next up. Another client quilt that is bright and happy and in need of a special touch. Of course, my sketch book got some new doodles and I went from there. The progression……………………….001 (2)

Moving to the fabric…………………………001

When planning a stitching design, that’s an E2E (edge to edge) design, I look at the fabric to see if there are some elements that will work…either directly or with some modification. The swirl with a saw-tooth outer seemed to be the one that would work.002


And the wonderful backing fabric….a soft cozy flannel. Did I mention that the destination is a very special grandchild of my client and will be a snuggle quilt for the 2 of them!!! 004

Top thread: Glide.  Bobbin thread: Connecting Threads Essential Pro Poly.  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 (cotton/poly).

We’re spending the weekend at the river again. A very blessed Mother’s Day to all!!!


About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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16 Responses to Taming the Lorax……………….

  1. witchylin says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you Doreen. Of course it is a different date here in the UK.
    Your chosen swirl with the saw tooth edge is just great. What a lovely quilt to snuggle under.
    Enjoy your trip to the river.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you or the well wishes!!!! And back at ya! It was a chilly time but relaxing and we were able to catch up with friends. Home now and supper with family tonight…fun!!!! That sawtooth swirl is a fun one!!!!!

  2. KerryCan says:

    Oh, I loved the Lorax! The quilt looks like it will be very special!

  3. Very cute. I have another Lorax quilt to quilt so I just might borrow this idea.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Absolutely!!!! It was the first design that came to my mind when this quilt came to me and most of the time that first thought is the best thought! Hugs……….

  4. There’s such an art to this. You are a true artist, a quilt artist, my artsy friend.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    • treadlemusic says:

      I hope your day is a very special one with your family!!!! My little “art nitch” is a colorful one full of texture, shapes and dreaminess..,….sigh……………..

  5. Laura says:

    I love the sawtooth/swirl effect! Your E2E design is perfect for this quilt that I expect will be well used and loved.

  6. KrisR says:

    Thanks for sharing your thought process. Swirls are one of my favorite quilt patterns. Enjoy your river time!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Wasn’t very warm but was relaxing! Storms forecast for later this eve. Off to a grill-out with the “fam”. Headed to the Black Hills on May 26th for the week. Hauling Tom’s motorcycle and our hiking boots. Good times………..once they get rid of the mega inches of snow they are getting NOW!!!!! Ugh!!!!!

  7. LB says:

    Happy Mothers Day to you, Doreen! Hope it was a lovely one … as lovely as that fabric looks!

  8. Sartenada says:

    Well done, beautiful and I love colors very much.

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