If you don’t know me well you may not have learned that I’m a big Dr. Seuss fan. Back in high school I did an oral report on him when others in my class were choosing John Glenn and Eleanor Roosevelt. I taught my sister to read using Green Eggs and Ham. So I kept thinking of Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat in the Hat as I made these two lap quilts.
Over a year ago I participated in a novelty charm swap with Carla who blogs at Lollyquiltz. She had made a darling I Spy quilt in May and I thought it was a great idea. See her tutorial here. However, I really wanted to make a Garden Fence quilt I had been fascinated with from Hyacinth Quilt Designs. See that tutorial here. So I combined the two ideas which required me to change the measurements some since my charms were 5″ instead of 4 1/2″ as instructed.
I quilted the center blocks in this swirl design.
The rest I quilted with meandering loops.
The backing is a primary stripe fabric from Connecting Threads.
One of these is going to a little boy who’s to be born in a couple of weeks. I’ll probably donate the other one but I’m not sure where. Any suggestions?