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 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.
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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