Thursday, June 24, 2010

I-Spy... The Kitty Version!

JellyBean LOOOOVES kitties... In fact, "kitty" was her first word! A little while back I started going through all my I-Spies in search of kitty squares and discovered that I had nearly enough to do an entire quilt! I've been keeping my eye out for kitty fabrics ever since.

Over the weekend we spent a little time at my mom's house, and I raided her fabric stash. I took all my kitty fabrics with me, and she and I swapped some around. (She's collecting kitties too!) Finally, I had enough for JellyBean's kitty quilt!


61 different kitties! There are a couple kitties cut from the same fabric, but the cats themselves are different.


I am in LOVE with the kitties I found for the back!

She loves her new quilt, and has been plopping herself down right in the middle of it and pointing at each square, saying "KITty!! KITTy!!! KITTY!!!" in her cute little voice.

It was SO worth all the effort and all the collecting! :o)

20 comments:

Kimberlee said...

That is soooo cute!

Susan said...

I love the polka dot binding! Who would have thought such a big print would work so well! Great choice!!!

Amy said...

Kitties!!!!

Now I want to make one, too... I need more fabric, waaaah!

But this is awesome. Lucky little Jellybean.

AmberLou said...

how sweet! what a great idea, to do a theme i-spy!

Darling Petunia said...

Oh, I wanna hear her saying kitty kitty kitty! Video!!!!!

I have some kitties I could've sent ya!

Mary said...

This is such a cute idea!

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Oh it is so cute and sweet!!!! HUGS

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Just love how many different cat fabrics that you found! Beautiful work!

MommaM said...

I love it!

L Johnson said...

Very cute, I just purchased a few fabrics tonight so that I will be ready to join one of your swaps soon;)

Wendy . . . said...

Purrrrrrfect!
I can see the cat fabric I sent you in there!
Cool ...

Rachel@MyPinkFlipFlops said...

Oh my goodness! I think I would have to make one of those for myself!

Super Daysh said...

I wish I had known you were looking for kitty fabrics! I hosted a swap on my blog a few months back and my aunt participated- she is obsessed with cats. She sent me 800 squares (we only required 100 in our swap) and about 600 of them were kitty fabrics! I still have plenty of extras! :) Ya, I'm thinking of doing a kitty quilt now too, and am glad I can see yours for ideas.

Jen said...

Your daughter is one lucky little lady :) I agree, video please of "kitty, kitty, kitty!"

Wendy said...

It's fabulous! I just need a few more. . .

Deanna said...

My daughter would have a fit! I didn't even know that many cat fabrics existed. What a fun idea.

Catherine said...

So cute! I have a question, what color thread do you use to quilt your I-Spy quilts? Is it a clear thread?

Care said...

Hi Catherine,

Yes! I use clear on both the front and the back. It's a little bit fiddly to work with at first, but it really is the only way to go so you don't look like you've "scribbled" all over the I-Spies!

Catherine said...

Thanks Care! I was trying to figure it out so that you didn't get the 'scribble' look.

Miss Muffin said...

Love this!!!!
Maybe you should do themed I-spy swaps in the future?! ;-)