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.