I am so grateful for some cyber friends that sent me some pieces to use for the I Spy quilt I am making for my grand children. Pauline, Linda, Pam and Rachel, Kori, Suzette and Donella, Sherri and Cecile, Diane, Wendy and Laura - thank you SO much your your help! I am so amazed at the prints they sent me! I know there's alot of fabric I have never seen, but these are beyond what I thought I could see! They are just perfect, unique images for an I Spy quilt. While looking through the pieces, I kept telling myself "its for the kids! It's for the kids! You can't have it!" I am so excited to start working on the quilt again.
This is the way I am making the blocks. 3x3" I Spy center square with 1" sashings all around. I call them sashings, others may call them "borders". Either way, I chose this way of construction to set off the images better. I have seen many with the image pieces just all sewn together and no organization and to me they just look messy, busy and cluttered. I want the kids to do a little searching for the items, but I don't want them exhausted after doing so! The white borders/sashings just work well for this reason.
So far I have 12 blocks per row which makes the rows 60" long(wide) which is what I want, so