Friday, March 24, 2017

i-spy value quilt

This was a great scrap buster quilt.  


Our grandchildren get a quilt the year they turn 3.  This grandson is getting this i-spy quilt.



There are 2 triangles of each fabric, so he thinks it's a matching game.  And that's what we play when we're together.  I love to hear that he sleeps with it every night.

stats:
washed 80 x 96
8 inch blocks from my i-spy stash
120 blocks
quilting is random circles and lines
Warm and Natural batting










3 year old Aaron's favorite thing in life is basketball.  He was thrilled to see all these basketballs on the back.


I experimented with some white pearl cotton.  My bobbin thread was dark gray.  I had to do a little adjusting with the tension, otherwise, it worked great.


 I quilted his name on this gray section before piecing the back together, because I didn't want the pearl cotton stitching to show up on the front side.  After quilting, I cut most of the batting it off on the back side, except where I had quilted his name.  Then, I pieced the back together and sandwiched the quilt together in preparation for quilting.  So, his name actually has 2 thicknesses of batting.


I watched some videos about ruler techniques on youtube with Angela Walters before starting this quilt.   I still have a hard time with anything but a straight ruler since you're constantly changing what direction your hand is putting pressure on.  So most of the circles were drawn on with a disappearing pen. 



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13 comments:

  1. That is cute too cute, and I'm sure it will be treasured for a long time.

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  2. What a fantastic idea to use HSTs in an I-spy so it can be a matching game! SO clever and cute :)

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  3. Beautiful! What a great twist on a traditional eye-spy.

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  4. Gorgeous quilt and great idea. I had started with some half square triangles of my children's types of fabrics but hadn't thought of your great layout. Might give that a try. Thanks for showing us.

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  5. How sweet! And such a great idea to have two of each for a matching game!

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  6. It is a wonderful quilt. I am not surprised that he is pleased. Love the way you used the fabrics in the design. What fun to put the basketballs on the back and to include his name.

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  7. What a great idea! I love the matching block I-spy quilts as gifts! Love that you used pearl cotton in your Sweet Sixteen for his name.

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  8. Fantastic work! I love that he uses it as a matching game - what a lot of fun.

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  9. Such a great quilt! I love the bigger blocks that show off the fabrics! And a matching game too!! Awesome!!! I love how you did his name too - great idea!!!

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  10. What fun! Great idea for the HST! Our 3.5 yo great grandson would love one just like it.

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  11. What a beautiful quilt and fun game! No wonder Aaron loves it. You bless your family in so many ways!

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