1/18/13

I spy quilts

Well, first I spy quilt is pieced.  Linus has sent a special plea for teen sized quilts and I’m thinking about adding either a border or another row of blocks to make this one just a bit longer. 

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This is such a cheerful quilt and Rob’s already tried to claim it.  I really hadn’t talked to him much about it.  He was looking at it and pointing out all the different things this morning and I explained the concept of the “I Spy” quilt and that all those different things are the whole point. 

And, Barb did such a good job of fussy cutting these.  There’s a bit of everything here.

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Badges and basketball players and tractors and boats.

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Butterflies and people and fish and numbers.

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And, chickens and jelly beans and basketballs and baseballs and bears and even a bluejay.

Fun to make, fun to play.

Barb sent enough squares for more than one quilt.  I thought that maybe I could move some old stash and try some speed piecing and I played with a pattern and this is what I ended up for the next one.

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Same quilt, but with just two fabrics used in the borders. 

Does anybody else draw patterns on sticky notes?

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I swear I was listening in that meeting yesterday.

Be well.  Have a great Friday.  I RSVP’ed for tomorrow’s  Linus meeting this morning, so I’m committed to get out there and do things with people. 

Lane

9 comments:

Andra Gayle said...

I LOVE the I spy quilt! I have never made one but my cousin is expecting again so now may be a good time!

Anonymous said...

The quilt is great! I'll send you a separate email with pics of mine later today.
The woolen quilt you posted yesterday was wonderful too. Such soothing colors and a great way to use up something that might otherwise have ended up in the landfill.
Barb

Kath said...

That's great fun!
I can see you making another of these, in years to come, for your first grandchild.

Bratling said...

Gorgeous! I use graph paper, because then I can do it to scale...

Vesuviusmama said...

I draw patterns on sticky notes, too. And the backs of envelopes. And paper napkins. Basically, anything I can get my hands on! Makes it a challenge for record keeping and whatnot, but, oh well!

Seraphinalina said...

Very cool idea for a quilt and if Rob wants it then it passes the test as not being too childish for a teen.

I doodle two things while trying to stay awake during meetings - circles that turn into flowers or triangles that expand into larger triangles and rows of triangles. I think it actually keeps my mind from wandering too far from what I should be listening to. I didn't realize how much it was a trademark until someone saw one of my circle flowers on a paper and said they knew it was mine.

qltmom9 said...

I did a quilt in orange and turquoise for my youngest son VERY similar to that pattern. Totally scrappy and FUN. He loves it. My doodles are on index cards...with lines. I have a bunch saved even!

lw said...

The i-spy is looking very cheerful-- perfect for a Linus quilt.

I forgot to mention how much I love the suit quilt. Simple, but elegant.

Cynthia Landrie said...

I have always wanted to make an eye spy quilt. They look like so much fun! Perhaps it will have to be my next project.

I think you should make a special eye spy quilt for Rob!