The B-C-D-A quilt!

Hours spent piecing and hand quilting a baby quilt.  


Only to hold it up when finished and have the husband ask, “Why are the letters out of order?”

So excited for a niece’s new baby that I just hurried to finish…


The nursery had a Dr. Seuss theme, so a Dr. Seuss quilt would be a perfect gift!

No Dr. Seuss in the Stash, so a “cheater” top and backing was ordered from an online store.  

sq-1The date of the shower was quickly approaching  when the fabric arrived.  I quickly added few squares on either side of the panel and then sandwiched iron-on quilt batting between the fabrics. 

Travel took us away and a picture of the unfinished quilt was our representative to the shower.

We returned in early fall when the start of football season provides opportunity for hours of hand quilting.

It was not until the hand quilting was complete and I held it up (during a half-time pause) for the husband’s approval that he noticed the letters were out of order.

sq-back-frontIt was not an A-B-C quilt.  It was a B-C-D-A quilt.

Oh my!

How did I miss that!

The use of iron-on batting prevented taking the quilt apart and redoing it.  So, it has been bound and sent to the new baby – with a note that a new quilt will be forthcoming – with the A-B-Cs in the correct order!





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5 Responses to The B-C-D-A quilt!

  1. Because it’s Seussian, of course! 🙂 Adorable!

  2. Ann Madison says:

    I love it. There will always be a funny story attached to this quilt for the little one. No matter how old she gets she will always smile and remember you when she looks at her quilt.a

  3. Sew Ruthie says:

    OOps. I like it as it is 🙂

  4. Hilarious! I love it 😂

  5. Thimberlina says:

    That’s funny! I’d never have noticed if you hadn’t said, but once you know it’s glaringly obvious! Still lovely and a fab gift! 🙂

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