Here's how it started...... I Spy, Part 1 and I Spy, Part 2
The back is a colorful flower bed sheet sheet. I did a little notebook with all the items to "spy" and made a pocket out of the label on the back for the little book to go in. Now, one can have the book and choose from any page, and item for the others to "spy".
The creation of the quilt wasn't all fun tho! I enjoyed so much collecting the pieces and even sewing the sashes on was quick and easy and even fun. I was so looking forward to putting it all together! I was disappointed tho, that in spite of how hard I tried to make sure everything was even and straight, when I went to sew the sashed rows together, seams didn't match. I don't know what I did wrong. But oh, well, because it was so large and so many squares, it wouldn't be that noticable. Or so I
When I went to do the top stitching, I decided to just sew around each square...about scant 1/4" on each side of each seam. That way the square was accentuated and no stitching was done over the image. But because the seams didn't match when I sewed the sashes together, the seams used as a guide were then crooked. Now it was noticable!!! Nothing I could do do about it, so I just did the best I could at making the lines straight and just finished it off. I kept telling myself...."the kids won't notice! The kids won't notice! They will be having so much fun...they won't notice!"
Here are a few of the squares..
"I spy with my little eye......a red car, a dolphin, a cheerleader, bouquet of daisies
"I Spy with my little eye....
some pencils, a pink butterfly, hot dogs on the grill and a yellow teddy bear with a green sweater
" I Spy with my little eye...
a sewing machine, a watch, a lobster, a camera"
And in the end, that is all that matters anyway..that the kids have fun with the I Spy quilt, made for them by their loving Grandmother, Nanny (that's me!) We will make some great memories! I wonder what they will say when they have it to give to their kids and tell about when their grandma made it and gave it to them!!
I have some extra "I spy" pieces, I am comtemplating creating a quilt/board game similar to CandyLand. I was raised on board games and putting the game on a quilt just makes it all better. I made a hopscotch quilt (will blog about that soon!) and the girls loved it..none could hop in the square right, which just means they need practice on balance and coordination...and that is one thing Hopscotch offers...practice on balance and coordination!
P.S. When I took it over to the kids..they didn't notice!
Thanks for stopping by and...keep on sewing those memories!