Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I-Spy Quilt!

It's finished!  I got most of these squares through a swap hosted by Care at Obsessively Stitching.  I had so much fun choosing my fabrics to send in, and then browsing what I got back from the other participants.  I've had the top finished for a while now, but finally got it quilted and bound this week.  I wanted to get this done in time for fall, so I opted to do a really basic patchwork rather than any of the other really cool things people have done with their squares.  You can see some of them at the Flickr group.  I hand quilted it at each seam with a rainbow of pearl cotton, and the backing is from a pale yellow sheet.  I plan on this being used as a picnic blanket, car entertainment, fort building material, and other hard-living stuff, so I went simple.  I'm really pleased with it, even if it is a "double espresso for your eyes" as another swapper's husband described hers!

I'm adding this to QuiltStory's Fabric Tuesday.  It's my first time participating, so if you found me through that link up, welcome!  Thanks for stopping by!

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. I like the double-espresso comment! But that is the point of an I-spy, right? This looks great.

    Visiting from Quilt Story :-)

  2. I like the idea of an I Spy quilt for a picnic blanket! I just signed up for an I Spy Swap and am really looking forward to seeing what comes to me from it. Nice job and I'm glad you shared on Fabric Tuesday.

  3. Love this quilt! Thanks for linking up to quiltstory!


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