Thursday, February 19, 2009

Playing I Spy

Well, I finally have some squares cut to post for the I Spy quilt. Paige chose what she wanted me to cut first but I still have quite a stack to cut. I just love this fabric. Aren't these cute little purses? Each one is different.

Of course, you know she would choose Pooh and friends! If you'll look closely, some are 6 1/2 inch rectangles in these groupings and some are 9 1/2 inch squares in order to get the entire design in the cutting. As long as it's divisible by 3, it's ok, according to the designer.

Here are just three random prints - a little dog that looks like Snoopy, Hello Kitty, and the Care Bears. I am trying not to repeat a square.

These little penguins are cute and even though I've cut more than one from the same fabric, no square (or rectangle) is exactly the same. One penguin is skiing, one is sledding, etc.

These are bright and cheery "under the sea" creatures. I think I was able to cut 3 different colorways of each one - 3 of the octopus, 3 of the fish, and 3 of the crab. This cutting is very tedious and slow because I am trying to center the design in the square. This is very different from anything I've ever done but it's fun. I'm just taking my time and having fun. Hope you enjoyed the tour so far!

When I get ready to start sewing the squares together, I will group them into lights, mediums and darks. I want to make a big square in the middle of the quilt with the lights, then use the mediums and darks for the borders.


Cheryl said...

Very cute! I'd like to make an I Spy quilt one of these days. There's certainly enough babies being born!

bearbear said...

That's true! Babies everywhere! But I love it. I've always heard that's a sign that God thinks the world should go on :)

APA said...

These are WONDERFUL, bearbear! What a happy quilt this will be and so good for a child's development for the many little things to "I Spy." I look forward to all I can see along the journey. Take your time and enjoy!

audreypawdrey said...

I love the fabrics you have so far! The purses are fabulous and I really like the penguins, too. It is going to be so cute!