Monday, September 10, 2012

I Spy...

with my little eye...


a finished quilt!

I've shown this quilt here before.  I made this for my youngest granddaughter, who's 7, and it's a surprise.  Big sister got her quilt many years ago, so I'm running a little behind.  Hehe.  

I'm so glad to finally get this done. I started this 2 years ago as a challenge quilt for my guild.  Well, that didn't happen, needless to say, but now it's done.  Whew!  I'm not the fastest quilter out there, but I get it done eventually.  When I started this, GD's room was purple.  Now it's green - so I included the green inner border.  


OK, blogger has added my pictures in a crazy order, so I'm just going to "go with the flow" today.

Here's a detail shot showing some of the I Spy fabrics I used, and also showing the quilting that Shari, my LAer did.


She also quilted in Lorelei's name.  (I still need to dot the i)  I didn't know she was going to do this and it was fun to discover.  I'm going to let Lorelei find it on her own too.  ;)



I used the Disappearing 9-Patch pattern for this one.  I knew that the fabrics would get turned every which way, so I deliberately had them going every which way from the beginning.  That way there's no "up" to the quilt and it works from every angle.


Here's the border quilting and you can also see the binding I did.  I put it on the back and then turned it to the front and stitched it down with one of the fancy stitches on my machine.  Fast and pretty easy!  Perfect for a kid's quilt.


We had the driest August on record this year - no measurable rain for over a month.  Pretty unusual for the Northwest.   It's turned cooler in the last day or two and it finally rained last night! Yay!  My poor yard really is showing the stress of not enough water.  Some of the plants are already turning colors which makes it look like autumn is coming early this year.  It was so cozy to lay in bed last night and fall asleep to the sound of the rain falling.

Wishing you a creative week!

15 comments:

  1. Love looking at all the prints, DNP makes a nice block for the I Spy quilt. Your granddaughter will be so thrilled with her quilt.

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  2. This is so cool. I am going to have to make one of these. I have been collecting little bits of fun novelty fabrics for a while now. I think my granddaughter would have fun with one. It started raining here in Renton about an hour ago. It is so fun to hear rain on the skylights again! Our fall veggies are up and this rain will make them very happy.

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  3. This is one of the coolest I Spy quilts I have ever seen. I love the disappearing nine patch. I think the lavendar and purple make it very feminine. I think your granddaughter will love it!

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  4. What a wonderful keepsake for your granddaughter! I really like how you have her name on it too. The fabrics are terrific!

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  5. ....clapping...yippee.....a finish!!! And a cute one too!!! She will just LOVE it and LOVE it and LOVE it!! I Spy quilts are just so much fun. I have a shelf in my stash that has good fabrics for an I SPY, I will try one one of these days!!

    .....rain......sigh.....

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  6. What a perfect quilt for a kid! My kids loved anything I Spy when they were younger and an I Spy quilt would have been extra special. Congrats on your finish!

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  7. Your I Spy quilt is great. I love I Spy quilts. I should get started on quilts for our grandbabies now. Maybe I will have them done by the time they can read! Love the purple and green border.

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  8. what a special quilt! love all the fun fabrics.
    doesn't it feel great to get one finished?!

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  9. Aah, how very fun and special. I'm sure she'll love it forever. Congratulations on your finish! Reminds me I've got a few (ha!) to finish too.

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  10. What a great pattern for an ISpy quilt. Your grand daughter will love it!! Especially when she finds her name quilted. Congratulations on getting it finished, sometimes things take time.

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  11. yay!!!! fun quilt and L is going to love spying all the objects and her name. bright and happy.

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  12. I love this quilt. Your GD will love cuddling up under it. Hugs

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  13. One of these days I'll make one of these disappearing 9-patches. Yours is beautiful and fun with the I Spy aspect. Enjoying cooler days here as well.

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  14. This is a great way to do an I Spy! And I love the green and purple together.

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  15. Your granddaughter is going to love her quilt! I managed to get bed sized quilts made for my two oldest GD's by the time they were 5. I think they're younger sisters are going to be older than that beforfe they get theirs. ;- )

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