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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2009 05:20:15 AM »

holy crow! this had to have taken forever.  What a fun idea!
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2009 07:46:51 AM »

i am collecting for my eyespy quilts too.
wow they are tiny blocks.
with the quilt as you go, did you do bias binding over the joins or is there some other way you could share how to with us?
the only quilt as you go i know is the rag quilt style and idont like the raggy edges so was considering bias binding. would make it quicker to get finished.
i have 2 to make for my boys.
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2009 10:14:10 AM »

i am collecting for my eyespy quilts too.
wow they are tiny blocks.
with the quilt as you go, did you do bias binding over the joins or is there some other way you could share how to with us?
the only quilt as you go i know is the rag quilt style and idont like the raggy edges so was considering bias binding. would make it quicker to get finished.
i have 2 to make for my boys.
well done
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For quilting, I just stitched in the ditch, but I followed the joining block method from this book: Crazy Shortcut Quilts. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCgeA1qymQQ
It does use binding to join the blocks together.  It was really easy.  I actually hand stitched my front side down b/c I didn't want the stitching to show, but it didn't take very long at all.  I found this book at the library and just used the parts I needed. 

I think if I was going to do this again, I would use some solid blocks and make some sort of pattern.  One, you wouldn't need as many ispy fabrics and two, it might make it more interesting look over all.
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2009 12:46:46 PM »

 I love the black strips around them forming a square. 
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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2009 02:47:24 PM »

That is seriously amazing- you have soooo much patience, I am in awe.
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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2009 05:28:59 PM »

WoW
That's so cool. Your kids are very lucky. They must be very excited.
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« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2009 05:50:15 PM »

wow.....love it.... i bet it was way hard collecting and cutting all of the material!!!
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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2009 07:39:44 PM »

Wow!  This is amazing!  How long did it take you?

 I could spend days just looking at the different images  Smiley


I finally found a seller on ebay that sold a ton of novelty prints.  She agreed to cut me 6 inch squares of all her different fabrics.  It got expensive, but I was able to keep each and every block different.  Sewing the squares together to form blocks was pretty straight forward and fast.  Learning to quilt the blocks, do the sashing and stuff didn't take as long as I had thought.  So, really it was the fussy cutting that took forever.


This was genius! ...But, How great it would be to go in together with a large group of friends who could collectively gather the fabric pieces necessary... for a cooperative effort, you know? I wonder if it could be done as a swap...

Are those squares about 2" finished??
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2009 08:20:21 PM »

Wow!  This is amazing!  How long did it take you?

 I could spend days just looking at the different images  Smiley


I finally found a seller on ebay that sold a ton of novelty prints.  She agreed to cut me 6 inch squares of all her different fabrics.  It got expensive, but I was able to keep each and every block different.  Sewing the squares together to form blocks was pretty straight forward and fast.  Learning to quilt the blocks, do the sashing and stuff didn't take as long as I had thought.  So, really it was the fussy cutting that took forever.


This was genius! ...But, How great it would be to go in together with a large group of friends who could collectively gather the fabric pieces necessary... for a cooperative effort, you know? I wonder if it could be done as a swap...

Are those squares about 2" finished??

Yes, they are 2 in squares...each block is 1 foot square.
When I asked for 6 in. squares I was hoping to get 2 pictures of of each fabric, one for each of my quilts (some people put matching squares in one quilt to find the matches).  I was lucky and a lot of the prints were small enough for me to get at least 2, if not 4 squares out of. 
Also, I had done a few wishlist swaps a long time ago.  A lot of time people send little extras with their packages and I asked people to send any fabric scraps that were at least 2.5 inches.  I got a couple hundred this way, just because they were mostly garbage for other people.  I also found that people sell their scraps by the pound.  However, since I wanted actual pictures, I didn't buy the scraps, but if you just needed a scrappy quilt, it would be a great cheap way to go.

Part of the fun for the kids was looking through all the squares before they were sewn together.  They would pick out their favorites, arrange, trade, etc.  They were pretty involved with the whole process.  Tonight was the first night I tucked Ben in with his, and he found a monkey fabric that I had made something else out of and he said, "hey, I remember these monkey pjs." 

A swap would be fun.  Either for fabric, or even a finished I spy block that then you could put a top together with.  Good idea!

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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2009 09:08:21 PM »

Nice work - very impressive!

Well done at collecting al those novelty prints.  I am curious about the "quilt as you go" technique...

.. Does that mean you quilted each block as you pieced it together and then joined them with the sashing? 

I'm wondering how that would alter the feal of the quilt. 

Great I-spy quilt and I like all the blue tones on the back also.

Well done!
 Smiley Smiley Smiley
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