Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chicken I Spy

I wasn't sure what I was going to post this week.  I've shown you some quilts from other bloggers so it was time for one of my own quilts.  I went for a search in my picture folders and came across this one labeled Chicken I Spy.  The date on the photo is 2007, and I'm afraid I have to say that I don't know where this quilt ended up.

From memory the pieces are 6.5 by 3.5 inches.  Rectangles are nice to use - not as many matching corners as squares, and a simple pattern looks good. 

It's quite nice looking at these prints from five years ago, and remember where they came from and what other projects they ended up in.  I wonder what I can find for next week?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Funky Ant Farm

How cool is this kid's quilt! The sashing for the blocks is white fabric crawling with litttle ants.  (I have some of this fabric in my stash.)  The occasional random ants in the rectangular blocks make the quilt top look like an ant farm.  Read about this work in progress at The Q and the U, there are still a few more borders to go.
P.S. All the borders are on now - finished top is here.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I Spy a Charming Quilt

Some of the nicest I Spy quilts are the simple ones.  A charm square quilt is made from many, many squares and no two squares are the same.  Collecting the charms takes time and swapping with other quilters can speed the collection process.

One of the blogs I follow is Obsessively Stitching.  I enjoy the quilts and other projects pictured, many of which are Quite Small.  Her latest quilt shown above is a great I Spy.  No sashing, no filler fabrics, just dozens and dozens of bright I Spy squares.   This blogger runs charm square swaps for I Spy fabrics too, very handy if you want to increase your collection for your charm square quilt.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

More QAYG Hexagons

Last week I shared Jack's hexagon quilt with you.  This week I'll show you Emma's quilt.

Same templates, same pattern, different grandchild!  It was great making each of these quilts, especially chosing pictures that I thought each child (and their parents) would enjoy.  There are 61 hexagons in all and the finished quilt is about one metre/ one yard in width.

I like the back of this one better, with the big hexagon made of little hexagons. P.S. I'm going to run out of quilts to show you soon, does anyone have an I Spy quilt to share?