Monday, May 12, 2014

The Inept Quiltarian finishes the I Spy quilt

 I cannot tell you just how much fun this was to assemble.  I think my favorite part of quilting is selecting fabrics and then arranging the blocks.  I can play around with this for hours.  Each little block took 3 fabrics, 243 fabric moments.  I put fabrics together, changed my mind, did it again and again, and just loved the entire process.

Since I am an Inept Quiltarian,  my cutting was off, my seams were never uniform.  Didn't matter.  Bias is my friend, and these little guys came together reasonably well.  Most of my points match!  And where they didn't, eh, who cares.  It's cute and fun.

Now I need to find some cute kid fabric for the back and the binding.  I might have to force myself to do another one of these in batiks.  It's tough having to pick out fabrics, but someone's got to do it.

Monday, May 5, 2014

I Spy a Design Floor Quilt

Whew.  81 blocks all made.  9 rows of 9 blocks to be sewn together.  That should keep me occupied for a year or two.  Here are some pics of the thing all laid out on my flannel sheets.

 Some more (some of which are upside down since that was the only way I could photograph them)

 And some more.

Is that enough?  Are they not the goofiest, silliest, most adorable I Spy blocks?  Now to sew the darn things together!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

I Spy even more blocks.

Such silly fun.  Everyone needs to do an I Spy quilt just for the fun of it.  And if you can't use it, then donate it.  Some kid will love it.

My 2 faves in this batch are the froggie and the chicken, of course.


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