I Spy With My Big Eye

I Spy Little Man Quilt

I Spy Little Man Quilt

I Spy.......

I Spy…….

........a helicopter

……..a helicopter

Youngest grandchild, Little Man, needed an I Spy quilt. Last November, he tried to take his cousin’s I Spy quilt. During our visit, he kept asking me “to read” his quilt to him. Needless to say, he loves it!

This was my second quilt-as-you-go quilt and I’m in love with that technique.

QNow go have a wonderful crafty day!

Boxing the I Spy Blocks

I Spy squares

I Spy squares

An I Spy quilt has been on my want-to-do list for years. I’ve finally decided that this is the year. I found an I Spy Disappearing Nine Patch tutorial at Obsessively Stitching which fits the bill. The pattern requires 88 4″-inch I Spy square blocks. After cutting the first 20 or so, some were sticking to other fabrics, some ended up on the floor so I decided that I needed a box to keep the squares in so they’d stayed put. Darn wandering squares. I took out 4 different sheets of my 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook papers and folded them into an origami box. Perfect solution!

I Spy block box

I Spy block box

Elizabeth’s Studio Fabric

q8~While in that time sink, aka The Internet, I found a baby quilt I fell in love with and had to order the kit. The kit is for the quilt top. I don’t normally order these kits but the fabric is not widely available. The quilt is Baby’s Day by Deborah Stanley, click on the link to download the free pattern. I purchased the fabric kit from Elizabeth’s Studio. It is so adorable. Now to get my sewing bug into gear!

Baby's Day by Deborah Stanley

Baby’s Day by Deborah Stanley

I think my favorite block is the parents kissing the adorable baby!

Fabric Blocks for the Baby's Day quilt

Fabric Blocks for the Baby’s Day quilt

Turning Twenty Pieced

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— I finished with piecing and sewing the pieces together. I have to say, “This is one of the easiest quilts to sew.”

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It took me about two hours to sew the pieces together. I would suggest this quilt to anyone who is just starting to quilt. The Turning Twenty Quilt, by Tricia Cribbs, is a fast and easy quilt do cut and piece. This is my second one I have made. The first one was done out of flannel. I am pleased with the way this quilt turned out. 🙂

WIP – Turning Twenty

curls – It was about eight years ago I saw the Turning Twenty Quilt, by Tricia Cribbs, at the Crazy 9 Patch Quilt Shop, in Ramoma, CA.

20quilt

So I bought the pamphlet. Since this is the year to finish up projects and stash, I decide to finish this quilt by turning twenty fat quarter in to a great quilt. I had cut the fat quarter out a long time ago. The hard part was arranging the piece. It took me a few days looking at it to decided. There has been one change since taking the picture. 🙂