Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lorax Quilt for 2nd Birthday!

My youngest son's 2nd birthday party was last weekend.  We had a great time with family celebrating his birthday!  We had a cowboy party - complete with cowboy hats, bandanas, and some horse cupcakes that I attempted (a Pinterest venture).  All in all, we had a good time and I think the kids and their cousins had fun too!  Here's a photo of the birthday boy!  I made the bunting for his party which I'll post about soon. 

He got the (finally finished) Lorax quilt and book as his present from Mommy and Daddy!  My older son was excited to give him a present too - so, he gave him the Lorax movie.  We had a whole Lorax thing going, as I mentioned here.  

I had the quilt finished and picked up from the quilter a few weeks back, but just didn't get the binding on.  Finally....on Monday and Tuesday before his party....I finished it up!  Of course, waiting until the week of the party.  I couldn't get it done with too much time to spare - that would be just crazy!! 

I was excited that my local quilting store had the Truffala quilt design.  Yes, I now know those fuzzballs are called "truffala tree's" from reading the book over and over to my kids since we got it!  My oldest son found some orange crafty cotton balls and thinks they are real truffala tree tops.  So funny!  

And, he keeps yelling over and over again, "I speak for the trees, I speak for the trees...."  The movie and book are a hit with him for sure!  

This quilt was made from a fat quarter bundle as mentioned here.  I cut apart the panel into 10 different squares.  I used this "Stack and Whack" tutorial (kind of) found at From the Blue Chair to make the blocks.  Some blocks have only 2 squares, and some blocks have 3 squares.  

Each block measured 8.5" by 12" finished.  I cut out bigger squares from the fat quarters and matching fabric I had on hand.  Then, I used the method described in the tutorial to mix the colors and make each block look different.  I pieced together 3 blocks at a time, as recommended in the tutorial, so I wouldn't get them mixed up. 

I added a bit of fabric from my own stash to make it the size I wanted as well.  The solid white, green, yellow, and brown were all additional pieces of fabric I added.

It is 6 by 6 blocks, 36 total.  It is big enough for him to grow into - that's for sure! 
The backing is three parts pieced together.  The polka dot stripe is "Urban Couture" by Basic Grey for Moda.  The yellow and green are just from my stash and don't know where they came from.

I used the leftover fabric for the binding.  It is leftover fat quarters, and then the extra fabric that I added pieced together.  

The kids have had fun matching the panel squares up to pages in the book.  Some match pretty well, and some don't.  But, I think it is very cute and I like the colors too!  It was a great gift since we really don't need anymore toys around our house! :)  We even took it camping with us this weekend (which is where I took all these photos!).


  1. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)

  2. Just curious where you found the fabric for this quilt? We are doing a lorax themed nursery. It would be awesome if you could help me out! Thanks!