I hope you'll indulge me in a reading through a bit of a show off post. (I've still got a couple sets of squares to work through, but if anyone is interested in participating in an I-Spy Swap, go ahead and send me your email (or leave a comment with your email address) and I'll keep a list to let you know when/if we do one again. I'm hoping to do another one this summer.)
This time, I decided to do some color groupings of 16 squares each. I feel like it brings some order to the chaos of I-Spy Quilts.
The squares sew up so fast, that I like to just sew them together without the sashing.
I'm in love.
It's been so fun to try putting them into different color combinations. I was surprised there were so many brown fabrics to choose from.
I've tried to keep a single color theme while making sure there are a few light or white squares (like the penquins and girls in the picture below) and a few dark or black squares (like the corn and guitars) in each one. I've also tried to include a couple squares with some contrasting colors (like the flowers and thread) too, but not so much that it overpowers the main color.
I think it's been going pretty well.
I'm not sure if this is true of every I-Spy Swap, but there are definitely a lot more green and blue fabrics in this mix. A middle number of red, yellow, and brown. And not as many pink, purple, and orange. Purple was by far the hardest to find enough squares for. Not a good or bad thing...just an observation.
I've also put together some black and white blocks. For those I decided to put in 5 or 6 squares that had a lot of black or white plus a mixture of bright colors that didn't work in the single color blocks. This first one as more girly fabrics
Most of these fabrics came from the swap, although there are a few that were extras I had on hand from the last swap or fabrics I'd cut up from scraps that just gave me a few squares...not enough to include in the swap.
Some of these are going to go into quilts to donate to the children's hospital and some of them might find their way into a quilt for a new niece or nephew. I've got a few other I-Spy projects in the works that I'm hoping to work on soon too.
I haven't decided whether to make a 9-patch quilts with these or 6-patch quilts. A 9-patch would look something like this.
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