Saturday, January 28, 2012

I-Spy once again

My friends are all on round two of the baby-making process.  I've vowed not to make any second-quilts... 'cause good lord, my friends are fertile & I'd never keep up.  But one friend had her first baby while I was abroad, so I felt like making something for her baby #2.

Over the summer I'd participated in a character-print swap on the quilting board of Ravelry.   And I found the bright bright colors in a fat quarter pack at the Fabric Depot outdoor sale.  It was 8 fat quarters for something insane like $10.  I couldn't pass that up! 

It actually took me a while to figure out the best way to put together this I-spy.  There are so many different ways to do an I-spy, but since the pieces were already cut for the swap, I was a little limited in my options.  Also - I was trying to get the quilt done on my Christmas break between Spanish classes, so I couldn't do anything too labor intensive.

Here's what I came up with.  Bright, colorful, not too fussy.

The backing is a solid piece of green fabric that I found on sale in the new Fabric Depot 'indoor sale' room.  Good lord I love that place!!!

I just love making I-spy quilts, you can use them for a matching game, or to tell a story.... it *almost* makes me want to spend some time with an actual kid.

So many cute fabrics!!


Libby said...

Love it! Very happy.

Rebel said...

Thanks! It is very happy, and I just got a call from the mom - she loves it too.

Exuberant Color said...

I love the simplicity of it. So many of the I spy's are too busy (and yes even I think some quilts are too busy).

Kaye said...

Love it! It's kind of an attic windows I-spy! Great way to use up those bits of "Whatever the heck am I going to make with this print?" fabric too! (I've got a lot of!)

Michael5000 said...

This is so embarrassing, but I didn't even know there was a Round 2 of the baby-making process. I guess that explains why I never had any children...