Monday, June 7, 2010

I-Spy Quilts for My Boys!

About two weeks ago myboys and I went through my extensive I-Spy square collection so they could pick out squares they wanted for quilts of their own. (They have had the same quilts on their beds since they were babies. Definitely time for something new!) They had a FANTASTIC time going through and picking out things they liked -- and of course it was super fun for me too!

They picked out the fabrics for the sashing squares and borders.


They each also picked the fabric they wanted for the back. Mr S went with a rocket print, and Buzz went with a map print. Then of course I discovered another pile of I-Spies I'd forgotten about, and since the backs needed to be a little bigger anyway, they each picked out a bunch more to go on the back.


Of course I couldn't stop the I-Spy fun there, so Mr S has a stars on his binding...


...and Buzz has itty-bitty candy corns on his!

I finished piecing the tops and backs on Friday, quilted them both and attached the bindings on Saturday, and hand-finished the bindings last night -- just in time for bedtime...

...and they had to sleep with flashlights so they could check out all the I-Spies in their beds!

(I used my Disappearing Nine-Patch: I-Spy Version tutorial for these quilts -- SUPER EASY!)

21 comments:

Cammie said...

That's so fun!!! You are so fast, and they look amazing!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

They look fantastic and how wonderful that your little guys loved them so much! Nothing makes our sewing and quilting and cooking and cleaning and...and... more fun than when it's appreciated!

lesthook said...

How cool is that?!

Darling Petunia said...

You are a madwoman! Two quilts in a weekend. Huh. It took me how long and I. Am. Spent.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

How fun! I love them. I'll have to finish my first one first...and then maybe someday I'll do an I spy!

Country Girl in the City said...

They look great, and you did that so quickly too!! Nice work!

rhinsey said...

NICE!! Hoping to make my boys an I-Spy quilt soon too. :)

Susan said...

These quilts sat half-finished in your sewing room for so long as other things took priority-I'm so glad you got the chance to finish them this weekend! They turned out great! Happy boys.

Crystal Hendrix said...

Oh I love them!!! I am definately going to be making these this year....although for 3 boys I need to build up my stash!! Thank goodness I am in the swap4!! Or is it 5???

Wendy . . . said...

Luck Lucky little boys!
I'm sure they will have mountains of fun with them!
Cheers
... got to get my rainbow one finished!

Deanna said...

I LOVE the same-but-different look!

Samina said...

Such cute quilts for a couple of lucky boys! I like how they coordinate, too.

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

Wonderful. I still need to finish the simple 36 inch square I spy play mat I started last year. With three little ones three and under, life is extremely busy right now.

By the way, I read in a comment that someone wanted you to add a blog button with the code so they could put it on their blog. Would you be interested in trading something for a blog button with code box? Let me know.

Miss Muffin said...

Oh my goodness, I don't know what to say! They are awesome! And how could you ever do this in such a short time!!!! I am in shock!

Papgena Made It said...

well...they are great of course!!
but how on earth do you manage to do it so fast?!!
fantastic work!

Melanie said...

These are adorable. And I still haven't finished my 1st Quilt Ever!

Read my blog:
http://musingsandmeanderings-mlp.blogspot.com/

CJ said...

I just got another email from you asking if I was still IN for the swap. I had already replied but maybe my email is having issues with yahoo. ????? Anyway, I am in. If I hear from you again via email I will respond here and with email just to make sure we are covered. Please let me know that you got this message. :D

knbaker128 said...

I would love to get into an I Spy swap. When do you normally host them?

Care said...

knbaker,


I don't have a set schedule -- just whenever I feel the urge! Send me an email, would you?

Thanks!
Care.

Laura Middleton said...

I would love to be a part of this I spy gang. Please let me know how so I can make one :)

Laura Middleton said...

I would love to be in this I spy group. I would love to have the pieces to make on for my grandson and just the pleasure of making one would be awesome. Let me know please.