April 14, 2013

i-spy

quilt number 3 out of 4 was an i-spy quilt for my middle son. the realization i had was if i continued humming and hawing over a pattern as i did with my first son's quilt, #2son might never get one. i decided to embrace "simple is better", the focus being the awesome fabrics.
i was extremely inspired by melinda and her onslaught of i-spy quilts and originally was going to do charms alternating with solids pattern. after getting all of the spying charms cut, though, i was in no mood for more charm cutting. i wanted to be done. i decided to cram 'em, frame 'em, off set 'em {the good old modern way}, and embrace some fun quilting. i'm so glad i did. i love it!
my boy loves blue and whales. done and done. this fabric could not have been more perfect.
as far as the charms go, when i first started collecting {modern} novelty fabric for boys, i WAY overestimated the amount i would need. this has ended up in quite a varied collection of fabrics.
he loves his quilt and loves all of the special things he knows i put in there just for him {like his initials and birthday year, tons of whales and a woolly mammoth}. it's just perfect.

quilt stats:
size: 67"x90"
pattern: 5"charm squares off set, framed with borders
fabrics: kona water, white; alexander henry, lizz house, lots of heather ross, david walker, echino, urban circus, dr. seuss, ed emberly, and some various others



3 comments:

  1. I'm not sure how much time passed before I realized I was checking out each and every square! The whales, the guitars, the scooters...so cool.

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  2. LOVE this, Laura! Let me know if you want to unload any of your leftovers. I'd happily pay you to "up" the variety on Aidan's I-spy quilt!!!

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  3. I think the quilts you are making are so very special! Love that they are made with so much love and purpose; it's inspiring!

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