Thursday, November 18, 2010

MY I-Spy Quilt -- Serious Progress!!

Well... I finished sewing borders around all 357 I-Spy squares necessary to make my queen-sized I-Spy quilt. And I didn't get tired of it until the last group of ten! Amazing. It helps that every square and every border is from a different fabric -- and it also helps a little to be Just Plain Obsessed. :o)

I learned after the last sad, sad attempt (what WAS I thinking??) at this quilt that it is a REALLY good idea to do a test run, so here it is. And I LOVE it! I mean really, really *L*O*V*E* it! And it's easy to do, too!

I just have to post this little picture of my piles of scrap strips. It has been SO fun to go through all my scraps, and my mom's, and remember which quilt each fabric was originally used for. And I get to have all those memories sewn up in one quilt -- for me! Meeeeeeeee!!

Must. Sew. More!!!

15 comments:

Amy said...

I love the look of that i-spy quilt. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I love it! I've made serious progress on my first ever quilt too. I'm all done and will send you pictures tomorrow! :)

Kristy@ThatGoodPart said...

This looks great! I'm itching to take up quilting too but haven't managed to squeeze it in yet. One of these days... :) In the meantime, I love looking at what everyone else is doing!

Dawn said...

While I think you must be crazy, I think your quilt is beautiful! Though I wouldn't have chosen white since it doesn't hide things well. My kids are always spilling things on my bed, even though we have strict rule against them eating in there.

L Johnson said...

Beautiful Care. How are those packages coming for group B, I still have not received mine yet?

Anna said...

good for you Care! holy cow that's a ton of squares. I got tired of sewing 25 squares on my last project! it'll be a great present for yourself....

Cheri said...

I really like the way you did the white strips and the arrangement it creates. Looks really nice.

Connie said...

Wow- it looks really complex! It's going to be awesome!

Jen said...

I LOVE it too! The white really helps break up all the different patterns, and gives it a cool contemporary feel at the same time :)

I'm so glad this one is working out so well for you!

23rdspiral said...

love it! good lessons learnt from the old quilt... and i have to say i agree totally!

Twyla said...

This is really gorgeous. I'm so impressed and excited to see a new way to use my scraps.

Kim said...

Wow it looks great! I wish I had the patience for that, regular I spy 4" quilts seem to be my limit! But I'm dying to see the finished product!

Bolo heads said...

I LOVE that quilt pattern. I found it in my Grandmother's quilting things years ago and before she died I made it with her. It was my wedding quilt, we used Barbison batise, it was pink and white, and in the four inch squares we quilted hearts. Also all the seams were double quilted by hand! All my great Aunts and even a Great Uncle came and quilted it with me, and then my Grandmother put prairie points around the whole border. I look forward to my children getting older so that I feel safe about it being out again. I have told my husband that if the house is burning to get the quilt out. It was nice to have the reminder of it today thanks. Thanks again.

Crystal Hendrix said...

It is soo pretty!! I love it so far and can't wait to see the finished project!!

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

fantastic - isn't it great when you put something right that you felt was so wrong ! I have big experience of that!

Well done - it looks beautiful ....