www.quiltville.com is probably my favourite quilting site. I have two of Bonnie Hunter's books. I love her Scrap User's System and her Leaders and Enders Method. This I Spy uses 4.5 inch novelty print squares and lengths of blue, orange and white fabric. Bonnie's instructions are very clear and detailed; you can find them here.
This 4 patch is a great design. I like the way you notice the white squares in lines, and then you focus on the orange squares... wait, blue squares too! There is always motion as you keep looking - I've just discovered that the big squares seem to float above the rest...
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I finished making this I Spy quilt in time for Jack's 3rd birthday. It ended up very bright and busy - just like Jack! The blocks are made from 3 different sized squares - 2.5 inch, 3.5 inch and 6.5 inch. The large squares, 15 in all, I chose carefully to reflect the things that Jack likes. The smallest squares are a mix of I Spy and tone on tone fabrics in red, yellow, orange, blue and green. I avoided purple and pink, this is definitely a quilt for a boy.
I made Triple Treat on my Singer 1950s Featherweight. In fact, everything I've sewn in the last twelve months has been on this Singer. It runs like a charm. Because this Singer is so small I used a Quilt As You Go (QAYG) method to quilt the single bed size quilt. I enjoyed QAYG; it's so nice to finish the top and find the whole quilt is done.
And did Jack like his birthday present? See for yourself!