Tuesday, March 27, 2012

{Post #942} Quick I Spy

Just yesterday I got the BRIGHT idea of making a friend an I Spy quilt.  She has a son a year old and just found out he's going to be a big brother.  She lives far away, but an I Spy quilt spans the miles, yes??  Since I have lots of 4-1/2" squares cut out already, I just sewed this up last night.  I alternated novelty prints with bright blue squares right out to the edge--no border.  It is about 38" square.  Perfect for getting backing out of a width of fabric.

This AM I quilted it using a "Fern Ziggle" from the Pajama Quilter DVD.  I used a bright multicolor thread.  It turned out sooo cute.  My new frame makes quilting a breeze.  I have a couple other finished tops to quilt, so that is a good thing.

You can see the quilting best on the side view.

Can you see the little fish in the border of the top picture?  I pieced a section of the alternate block fabric between two pieces of that to have enough for backing.  There was a pinch left over, just enough to stretch the binding to go all the way around with left overs of the blue.  

I don't think the recipient reads my blog which is why this is on here and not my secret projects blog.



Ruth said...

I love I Spy quilts and am always on the look out for fabrics for them. I'm sure they will be delighted with this quilt!

Anonymous said...

I think this might be for my sister-in-law. :-) I won't tell her though.
- Sara B.