Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I-Spy a Christmas present....

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I'm planning on finishing my girls' I-Spy quilt in time for Christmas.
Here's the top.
I have the backing.
I even have sufficient batting.
I also have a bunch of responsibilities this week that are going to make sewing a challenge!

So one thing I tried out this time.... I knew I needed a way to break up the sheer busy-ness of this quilt. I did another one for my cousin with sashing, and I liked the way it came out. But I don't like to reproduce anything I've already done..... so this time instead of sashing, I worked in a neutral print (Michael Miller's Word Search in black and cream--the link is to the pastel version, I can't find the black and cream one anywhere.....). I have a crush on that fabric. I think I bought the last of it on the internet (or at least I attempted to) and I'd buy a bolt if I could get my hands on one! Anyway, I added in squares of that fabric to have a "grounding" effect on the quilt. I used 1 square of the Word Search to every 7 or so of the other squares. And Word Search is the only pattern that is repeated in the whole quilt.

P.S. I think we should plan on I-SPY SWAP PART 2 in the next few months! It was so much FUN!


  1. I'll keep my eyes peeled for the black and white fabric! I love your I-spy quilt.

  2. I would be interested in the I spy swap. The first one came at a bad time of busy-ness. Love the quilt!!



  3. That looks wonderful! I love the idea of one repeat print - I'll have to try that out myself! And you can probably count on me for round 2 as well. ;-)

  4. Oh yes absolutely! I have made I think 4 quilts from that swap, it's great!

  5. I am game for round 2!!! I will post pics of my quilt soon! It is a Christmas gift for my nephew and my kids are in love with it! I need to make another one for them. I used your pattern for the twin sized one! it is adorable!