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Topic: Newbie ? about I Spy Quilts  (Read 615 times)
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« on: June 10, 2008 07:35:55 PM »

Hi Guys,

I am a newbie and have looked for posts about I Spy quilts but did not see any.  (If I've missed them, I am very sorry.  Please tell me where to find those posts.) 

I am VERY new to quilting and wanted to make "matching" I Spy lap quilts for my brothers, my sister, mom, and dad.  I was wondering if a pattern exists, or if they are pretty much made up as you go.

Has anyone made one?  Do y'all have any suggestions for someone who is getting into quilting with a stupid huge project Cheesy?  Any help or ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!!  Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008 06:41:23 AM »

If you do a search in the completed projects section of the Quilting category and use EYE SPY you will get results. 

Here are a few I found:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249034.0  and  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177526.0  and  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=187298.0 

If I was just beginning to quilt and wanted to make these, I'd stick to a very basic square method - decide what size you want your finished squares to be, add 1/4 inch to all sides for seam allowance and cut your squares out that size.  Then arrange them the way they look best and sew them together.  It would be easy to make matching ones this way.  Make one first to try it out and see if you like the end result and then make the rest to match.  Again, if it was me, I wouldn't make them all identical but similar - in other words, you could use the same material but arrange the squares different or make the binding on each on a different color just something to make each one a little unique.

Have fun!  that's the most important thing.
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008 04:41:26 PM »

Thank you so much!  I like the idea of them being similar but not the same.  Thanks too for telling me to look up Eye Spy.  I'll do that now.
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