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Topic: My quest is completed- two I spy quilts finished  (Read 9214 times)
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« on: August 11, 2009 10:47:40 AM »

Done.  Finished.  Completed.  

Some of you may have read my post when I finished my son's quilt.  But, that was only half the project, now they are both completed.  Two twin size I spy quilts.    It was a long project.  One that when I started I really couldn't see me finishing, but in less than a year, I got it done.  Cutting was the longest part, and then I had to take big breaks from working on them for various reasons, but all in all I got them done in about 9 months.  I had never quilted anything before and I had never put a binding on anything.  There are a ton of mistakes, but I love them, the kids LOVE them and I'm pretty proud I actually finished.  Here is a quick run down of the facts.

Both quilts:
1728  2in. squares hand fussy cut Each quilt has 864 different 2 in squares.  No repeats in the same quilt.  If they put them side by side they can find matches...there are about 500 matches.
Machine pieced and quilted- 'as you go' style and in the ditch.
half of all the black sashing and the binding is sewn by hand.  One side machine stitched, one side hand stitched...it has to happen that way.
The kids picked the backing fabrics and since it is a 'quilt as you go' the quilt is actually two quilts in one.  Hope you enjoy.


this is one of my favorite blocks.  I drew the "I love you" hand.  

And in this block I drew a square of our dog 'sprite'.

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009 11:09:33 AM »

Fantastic!
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009 11:16:55 AM »

that's amazing! I love it  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009 12:26:49 PM »

Wowee!  Those are so fun.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009 01:46:34 PM »

These are so fun.  I love how they are 2 in 1 quilts.  I bet the kids can spend forever searching for different things.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009 04:20:26 PM »

Love them... great job!! Your work and patience totally paid off and it's made me want to do one for each of my kids! Thanks for the inspiration.
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009 05:24:42 PM »

Your quilts are amazing...what lucky kiddies!
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009 06:16:26 PM »

Abwolutely fabulous work!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009 08:16:18 PM »

The picture with your children and the "thumbs up" says it all!  Beautiful quilts....your kids will have them forever!
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2009 08:18:00 PM »

Freakin' fantastic!  Nicely done!!! 
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