Seuss Over You


I just felt like goofing with crazy wild quilting the other night. I have these fluorescent Superior threads that were calling my name, ” Come out and play!”. Then there were these wildly colored fabrics… I don’t use my stash much these days, use my own painted/dye fabric, mostly silk. These prints, so insanely color saturated they must have simply lost their minds, were screaming out too, “USE ME YOU Fool”, rude yes, but what could I do? This fabric is not, I repeat NOT dress fabric! Here’s how it went. Cut and fused the first day, began free motion that same evening. Here’s my progress so far. Will it pan out into an actual quilt? We’ll see, time will tell??? It is an explosion of color for certain.

End of day 1, cutting and fusing shape finished. Beginning freemotion.
End of day 1, cutting and fusing shape finished. Beginning freemotion.
Suess All Over You
( Day 1 free motion
After a few more days, it's well..still colorful.
After a few more days, it’s well..still colorful.

Update on progress. 9/15/2013 [ psstt, a few days later.]

As I’ve continued to work on this, it has taken shape. I’ve made progress on the free motion applique, getting all those loose little edges tidied up. I’m having fun with the free motion quilting/embroidery. I have continued to add layer after layer of colored thread and it is beginning to make me think,”Seuss!!” rather than an “explosion on color.”

When I began work on this, my working title was “An Explosion of Color”. Now I’m thinking more along the lines of Dr. Seuss, “An Explosion of Seuss?” or maybe “Seuss Over Youse?”, that’s it. The working title sounds so Seuss-ish. I do believe this has become a actual art quilt, not a doodle pad. “Seuss Over Youse”.

Suess? Definitely.
Seuss? Definitely.

Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art

About Myself & My Approach Art has always played a role in my life, in one form or another. My family is filled with many artist's, so my love of art came naturally. By my teens, I had narrowed my focus to painting. I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild at 15, the youngest member at that time. I've continued to paint throughout my life. On occasion I've sold my work, but I had more important priorities, I was raising my children, part of that time as a single parent. My circumstances have changed, the kids are grown and I have more time for Art. Art is a form of therapy for me. I was introduced to quilting & fell in love. In time I missed the creative freedom painting made possible. Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home. MY APPROACH TO ART It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. I make creative decisions, choices, directions to take as they present themselves. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think to myself, "this is one of my better ones". when that happens, I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. I’ve had work published in several magazines., which is gratifying. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased art quilt. Word press Etsy shop-sales Https:// Contact: inquiry Personal Links

7 thoughts on “Seuss Over You

    1. Denise, I add my layer of batting and often a stabilizer as well, when I think that a lot of stitching will be needed and don’t want that much thread buildup showing. I like to disguise it as much as is reasonably possible.
      Save some work for the quilting that’s needed once the back is attached.


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