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From: runningmama
Date: 03-04-2007, 10:39 PM (1 of 5)
has anyone here every made an "I spy" quilt?? i was looking for ideas on piecing one of these.

User: runningmama
Member since: 03-04-2007
Total posts: 4
From: Jeke
Date: 03-04-2007, 11:58 PM (2 of 5)
If you do a google search for images of I Spy Quilt you will come up with many wonderful and varied I Spy quilts :up: .

User: Jeke
Member since: 11-10-2004
Total posts: 232
From: HeyJudee
Date: 03-05-2007, 07:39 AM (3 of 5)
There was a previous post where someone asked about I Spy quilts and I posted a few links I found when I googled.

Like Jeke says, google and you will surely find more. Good Luck.
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From: runningmama
Date: 03-05-2007, 06:40 PM (4 of 5)
thanks.i have made the top now, but i am not sure i like it. i will show a picture when i get it all together and see what ya'll think.
User: runningmama
Member since: 03-04-2007
Total posts: 4
From: Bama
Date: 03-16-2007, 10:43 PM (5 of 5)
I've made several I spy quilts just using alternating squares of a solid fabric with fussy-cut prints for the I spy squares. (like a checkerboard) They are quick to make for baby shower gifts.
I've never tried making one using hexagons. I like quick and easy projects. :bluewink: Especially if it's a quilt that will get alot of use.
I've also made a couple using snowball blocks. It's just novelty print squares with solid triangles sewn on each corner. Put together, the solid triangles form diamonds.
I'm planning another I spy quilt to make for a friend's grandson for his 2nd birthday coming up this summer. This time I'm going to use the easy cathedral window method and put kid prints in the middle.
Maybe you can imagine how it would look from this link:
Just think of novelty prints in the centers of the blocks and bright solids for the outer part of the blocks. :dave:

Fons and Porter had one like it on a show recently, but I can't find a picture of it on their site.
User: Bama
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