Sunday, March 24, 2013

A tale of 2 quilts


These are my his and hers I-Spy quilts for my kiddos.  Last year I participated in 2 I-Spy charm swaps. One was a regular swap where you got a yard, cut it into charms and got back a bunch of different charms. The second was a boy/girl swap where you sent in one set of boy charms and one set of girl charms. Once I had all these charms, I knew I had to make a quilt for each of the kids.


I made Samantha's first since she can actually play I-Spy. I used Kona natural for the sashing. I didn't want white since they are going to be used by the kids and there is so many different colors in the blocks.


I quilted hers with a diagonal stitching which was simple and yet fairly dense. Plus I wanted something all in one direction since I was using minky on the back. I didn't want any bubbles or folds to happen.


Evan's quilt wound up one row bigger than Samantha's (thankfully she hasn't noticed it yet).  Somehow I miss counted and had 4 stray blocks at the end. So I routed through my stash and found a few more blocks to make an extra row.


I did his quilting with wavy and straight lines going across. And you can see at the very bottom of that photo, I tried to use what I call the "baseball" stitch. It wound up being to heavy for me. It kind of obscures the pictures. Plus it took a looong time! So I just did a matching baseball stitch on the other end so they bookmark the quilt.


Here is the awesome minky I used on both of them and my labels. I think it was Robert Kaufman. It is so soft and wonderful. Needless to say, they have become the favorite snuggle quilts in the evenings!




11 comments:

Denise in PA said...

They look great! Love that Minkee backing too! I bet they are so cuddly o:)

Katy Cameron said...

Great job on them, though I can't think why you'd be avoiding white for the kids... ;o)

felicity said...

Beautiful, both! That setting is really fun - it really gives the quilt lots of movement. I spy quilts are so fun!

Deborah said...

These are fantastic!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

They are gorgeous both of them and look so cuddly!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What a great pair of quilts! I love the minky backs. I get they are very snuggly!

Katie B said...

Your kids are going to treasure these, Becky!

Sophie Belle Designs said...

these are super cute

Justine of SewCountryChick said...

Woa...those quilts are absolutely stunning, gorgeous and funky too! You are like a quilting genius!

FrizzyMom said...

I'm hosting an I spy swap right now, if you'd like to join! http://heartathomemama.blogspot.com/2013/06/i-spy-charm-swap-1.html

Julie Vee said...

Cute idea - Bonnie K Hunter has this same idea/pattern. She also made 2 of them!!! Amazing!
Terrific pattern.
Smiles, JulieinTN

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