Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Becca's Big I-Spy Quilt

I've posted about several I-Spy Quilts and projects I've worked on...but still haven't gotten around to posting about my first quilt.

I joined my first swap hosted by Hammer and Thread back before Christmas.  Becca loved helping me get our squares ready for mailing so much (and loves I-Spy in general so much) that I decided to give her her own set of squares for Christmas.

So after Christmas we worked together to put her quilt together.  I have her a board (one of the art boards from this post actually) to lay out about 24 squares at a time on.  She got to lay them down however she wanted but I gave her the "rule" to make sure the same color wasn't right next to each other.  Then I went through and turned some of the squares so that there was no "up" and "down.  There were squares facing all directions.  (These are actually squares I laid out for a different project, but it gives you the idea.)
I think her favorite squares on the whole thing are the gummy bears.

I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly the whole quilt sewed up.  It probably helped that Becca didn't do nearly as much soul-searching and inward debate about which squares to place where as I did.

Since Becca already had a quilt the right size for her toddler bed, we made this twin size...which means that if we fold it in half it fits her bed.

We have fun at bedtime playing I-Spy...and the quilt is so big that we can just move it around to a different place and have a whole new set of squares.
And while I was out taking pictures, I just had to take some extra ones of the kiddos.  It's so nice to finally have warmer spring weather.

If you're interested in participating in an I-Spy Swap, I'm not planning on doing any soon, but you can sign up to get an email when/if we do another one here.  I also ended up with a couple extra sets from our last swap, and those are here in my Etsy shop.

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  1. It looks like it was a beautiful day out for pictures. I love her I-spy quilt. I bet she was a big help in placing the squares. Maybe Matt and Chris can help me with mine since I tend to over think the placement when I work on mine, too.

  2. This quilt is beautiful! I wish I was good at this.

    Thank You for sharing,


  3. Not only is your quilt amazing (as usual!), but just look at your "baby" - he's such a big boy! So cute!!

  4. An I-Spy quilt is such a cute idea! Love the bright owl fabric you used on the flip-side.

  5. I made a few of these for the grandkids and they loved them. I cut out small squares of all different, fun fabrics, too. Thanks for showing your quilt. Linda

    Would love to have you link this to What to do Weekends Party also. It's probably a 2 Weekend Project, though.

  6. What a cool idea for a kid's quilt! So entertaining!

  7. It's lovely I made one a while back for my toddlers and to be honest my teenage boys love playing with them as well

  8. we love playing i-spy around here!! your quilt is adorable. i signed up to be on the waiting list for next time. :)


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