Sunday, August 26, 2012

An "I SPY" quilt for Jennie's 2nd boy




I started this "I SPY" quilt about one week ago.  The top went together in one day, while visiting with friends, and the quilting took about another day, and binding about 2-3 hours. 

This is for dh's dear grandaughter, expecting her 2nd boy.  Older brother is 6, so he can "teach" the baby.  The prints are from Keepsake Quilting - "Kids Prints" and are so bright, cheerful, current, and quality fabrics, and have characters from kids books.  You might want to check them out, for your next baby quilt.  There are 50 squares for $13.99 - a bargain, given how cute they all are.  I used 48 for this and I believe they are 5 inches square. 

My quilting in the center is free-form loops and double loops (balloons), a few hearts, and several scrolls.  In the border I just did 3 rows of straight lines, in different widths.  The red fabric is full of alphabet letters and doo-dads.  CUTE!

12 comments:

Nancy said...

Great job on making a play-time favorite.

Lynn said...

Oh, the fun they will have playing I Spy with that quilt. Great bright fabrics.

Cyn ;-) said...

I'll say it's cute! Cute with a capital 'C'. Love the bright colors. Thanks for posting where you got the fabric. I have a new great grand that this would be great for.
Hope the whole ISP thingy is all worked out.

julieQ said...

Darling, I would say!! You are fast!!

~Joan said...

I love it...I am making one with the exact same setting as that for my first grandbaby. See www.secretsinshelby.blogspot.com to see it.

Gypsy Quilter said...

So bright and cheerful. They're going to love it.

Helen in the UK said...

Great I spys and love your choice of border and sashing fabrics - they make it so bright and fun. Great job :)

zippiknits said...

What a bright, cheerful and cute baby quilt. Lucky little baby!

Janet O. said...

Very cute, Elaine--and another reason I need to visit my daughter, who just lives 10 minutes from Keepsake Quilting. I need a list of reasons to convince him we need to visit before next fall. He doesn't think we need to go before then. : )

Chell said...

The finished project looks great....glad we got together and can't wait to do it again after you retire!!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I've been wanting to make an I-Spy quilt for my grands, and I'm inspired by your setting. I hand quilt, so it will take me a little longer to finish mine. ;-) Absolutely gorgeous! And now I'm off to order the pack.

AnnieO said...

Completely darling! I love the Keepsake Quilting catalog but have never ordered anything from it!