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Kade
« on: September 08, 2006 09:31:35 AM »

I wanted to make a quilt for our friends' baby's first birthday, and then someone suggested an I-Spy quilt.  One swap, a few too many trips to the fabric store, and many hours of work later, I have a finished quilt.  It's a little loud, color-wise, but I guess that's the price they're going to have to pay for getting a quilt from me. Wink  The finished product is just under crib size, with a high-loft batting and fleece backing.  I quilted in the ditch with a zigzag.

Now, the quilt that has dominated my free time since July (JPG compression doesn't agree with these images):

The draped view:


The whole view on the floor:


Top right:


Top left:


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The maple leaf, in each corner (his parents are Canadian, but he was born in the USA):


A square I got in the swap from a friend (that's a photo of my dog):


And finally, the backing, which has puckers, but what can you do? (the puckers occurred before I realized that I needed to stitch everything radiating out from the center -- which took all day, when I finally did it right):


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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2006 09:37:06 AM »

Wow. That's amazing! So much to look at! And I love that you did the maple leaves AND red, white and blue! Awesome!
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Kade
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2006 09:45:25 AM »

Wow. That's amazing! So much to look at! And I love that you did the maple leaves AND red, white and blue! Awesome!
Thank you!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2006 02:15:08 PM »

What a perfect idea for a baby blanket!
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2006 06:57:05 PM »

That is incredible!!  How fun!!  He's going to be looking at that for years.  I want one for me!

How did you get so many fabrics?!?!
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2006 11:07:58 AM »

what a great idea! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2006 01:19:00 PM »

I love this!!!
about how big are each of the (little) squares??
I've been wanting to make a quilt similar to this...but sadly, having no machine has killed these efforts
I LOVE yours tho!!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2006 08:33:56 AM »

completely charming!!!
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Kade
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2006 06:11:57 AM »

Thanks, everybody!
How did you get so many fabrics?!?!
It got expensive. Shocked I scoured the remnant bin, bought fat quarters, then bought a couple of charm packs.  There's one website that sells I-Spy packs -- 50 squares for something like $20...? -- and just doing that would have been the cheapest option.

I also organized a swap, as well as using different sections from the same fabric (although I didn't have to do that as much as I thought I would -- I actually ended up with enough squares to get started on my next quilt.)

I love this!!!
about how big are each of the (little) squares??
I've been wanting to make a quilt similar to this...but sadly, having no machine has killed these efforts
I LOVE yours tho!!!
Thanks!  The squares are 3" finished.  And yes, I think the machine made this one possible.   Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2006 05:42:28 PM »

thats really cute
are the letters appliqued on
or part of the block?
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ISO: 6 1/2"ish blocks of misc disney fabrics for "i spy" quilt Smiley
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