Posted by Nina on May 28, 2010
When I saw this quilt in my magazine a few years ago, I knew that I wanted to make it..
I didn’t however, want to make it as a gift quilt because it looks like a lot of work for one quilt! and I wasn’t too keen on the monsters idea. Some kids are so bothered by them that even the funny stories are out.. the same with aliens and such.. so if I was making this quilt for my kids (God willing…) then I wanted to make it fun. There are 15 little doors that open and button close on this quilt!
So, I started looking into animal prints.. anything that would look cute and unexpected behind the doors.. nothing seemed to jump out at me and scream “THIS IS THE ONE!!” until a couple of days ago when Moda added this fabric to their up coming line.
As a kid there was absolutely no author I loved more than Dr. Seuss. The bindings on my hard covered books were worn completely out, I had each and every book memorized, and I had just about every video he had ever published at that time. I loved him.
Most kids do, right? So I figured it would be the perfect fabrics to make the door quilt out of! No scary monsters, no scary aliens, no boy-ish looking quilt fabric that isn’t quite unisex enough… Dr. Seuss takes care of all of that for me! and it even will have a matching little pillow! This is quite possibly the most excited I have ever been about a sewing project in my entire life. Though I am not pregnant, I am hoping that this little quilt (or not so little, it will be around 54″ by 61″) will create that special reading bond between my children and myself.
And if by some chance I am gifted with children who hate Dr. Seuss (do those kids really exist?) then I will have myself an awesome reading blanket and pillow.. because this quilt, is what I would have given my tooth fairy allowance for as a kid! Now… how on earth am I going to wait until September to quilt it!? I truly have no choice, the fabric is not available until then.
P.S. Because I know someone is going to ask, the quilt pattern is from Fons & Porter’s Fun Quilts for Kids of All Ages Summer 2007 issue, it is the Monsters In My Closet pattern.