Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I Spy Quilt, WIP


This is too cute -- I just had to post it, unfinished! It's not sandwiched nor quilted yet. I'm hoping when you double-click you can see some of the squares. I will probably just do quick straight line, in the ditch quilting.

This is for a 2 1/2 year old (hope she's not 3 before I get it to her!) who plays on the floor with visiting foster children, and as I understand, has decided she will be their teacher.

This is the second time I've ordered these squares from Keepsake Quilting and I have been very pleased. They are called 60, 6-inch Kids Prints. (Yes, I added a few of my own left over from my previous order.) Each one is better than the next - opening the package was like Christmas for ME - and the quality is excellent.

The backing, with all the black/white dogs and kitty motifs, is as cute as the front, and I thought was a nice combination with the polka-dot border. Absolutely NO other color would go for the cornerstones and 1 inch border except yellow. Tried red, blue, green. Brown was pretty good for the outer border. Remember when you mixed all your paints up as a kid and the rinse water for your brush turned brown? I think our eyes are trying to do the same thing with all those colors, so yes, I almost used a nice swirly brown, but finally decided on the black/white, ala Freddie Moran style.

The bear square with a bit of sashing still on it was taken out of the quilt AFTER it was ME who had the nightmare about bears. But aren't they splendid? That was the only square I did not use.

5 comments:

Bingo~Bonnie said...

boo hoo - I can't see any of your photos :( and I have hit reload several times.

I have been collecting I-Spy fabrics for almost 2 years now and hope to oneday make my daugter a quilt.

I'll check back tomorrow - maybe then I can see your photos. ~Bonnie in SE Texas

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I'll have to come back as I'm only getting crosses, no pics. Cheers, Tracey

Fiona said...

Hooray - I can see your photos now. Kids really love I-spy quilts and I'm sure this will be no exception. I'm starting to collect a few larger florals - this has given me an idea for a setting for a kind of floral I-spy - thanks!

Mary said...

Very cute - I want to make an I Spy one of these days. I've been saving leftovers from fabric I've used in donation quilts for a while now. I'll have to check to see how close I am to having enough variety although I like the idea of the Keepsakes squares too.

Dawn said...

Your I spy quilt is wonderful!