Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The I Spy Quilt Made it to the Beach!!


The I Spy Quilt is finished and made it to the beach!  



I am so happy that I was able to finish it before our trip.  The kiddos will have a blast with this quilt.  There are two triangles of each fabric so it is also great for playing a matching game.



 The border is Remix Zig Zags by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman and the binding is Dumb Dot in Peppermint by Michael Miller.  The finished size is 65" by 65".  My four year old son approved of the size.  He laid down under the blanket to make sure that I had made it the right size.  Toddler approved!

**For a mitered corner tutorial view here - Tutorial:  Quilt Border with Mitered Corner.


I love how the back turned out!  It is so bright and colorful.  The stripe is a fun fabric I picked up at Ikea.


As for the stitching, I quilted a seam 1/4" on each side of the diagonal seams.  Then I stitched a seam through the center of each triangle.  This created a nice grid on the back.


Before I started this quilt I started out with 5" squares from two "I Spy" charm swaps.  I saved the larger patterns for the back.  I thought they wouldn't work very well if they were cut into two triangles, but they are perfect for adding color to the back.



** For a picture update, check out another post "I Spy Quilt Revisited."

Have a great day!
Candace

Follow on Bloglovin

29 comments:

  1. Ah-mazing. But then again, would I expect anything less? Have fun!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Te felicito: es sencillamente maravilloso. A wonderful job.
    Muchos cariños y que disfrutes tus vacaciones

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh my gosh! Gorgeous! as always.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Looks fantastic! We must have been in the same charm swaps because I have the same fabrics in mine! Here is one (not-so-great) picture of one of my iSpy quilts, the other is still in progress:
    http://wannabequilter.com/2012/05/13/one-done-mostly/

    I love what you did with yours. I have charms coming from a rainbow soon - I was thinking of doing something similar with those fabrics.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This quilt is beautiful! I have been thinking about making an I Spy quilt with 2 of each fabric (for a matching game) but don't have enough of some prints (I'm working from my stash only this year). Making those HSTs is a great way to get 2 of each in there. Thanks for sharing this!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful. I have a quilting friend who will love this. I'll be emailing her a link to your blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a lovely photo shoot, Candace!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm very new to sewing, but I have a quilt on my to-try list!

    I'd love it if you'd share at my link party, Off the Hook.
    http://daisycottagedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/05/off-hook-2.html

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gorgeous quilt and photos. Quite inspiring. My beach is not so warm at present!

    ReplyDelete
  10. The quilt is beautiful! I love the stripes! Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this on Sunday. Have a great weekend!
    Jenn :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love this quilt! I have two sets of I Spy squares from two swaps too and this is a great way to use them!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is such a nice quilt! You really have a talent for choosing fabrics, I would never guess to use those together but it turned out so beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Gorgeous - that is a beautiful quilt! Love, love, love the colors!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow! Looks beautful. I love quilts like this that just look like they're random but really there's a method to the madness. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize~

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is a gorgeous quilt! I love that you can use it for a game too. So creative!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Featured you this week! Come by and grab a featured button!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    ReplyDelete
  17. Looks beautiful and love the photos on the beach! The striped fabric is so neat for the back too! Thanks for sharing!
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

    ReplyDelete
  18. Featuring YOU today! :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/05/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_31.html

    ReplyDelete
  19. I've made a lot of I Spy quilts but I've never thought of making one of HSTs. It turned out so cute. What a great idea.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thank you everyone!! This was a fun quilt to make. I could make it as crazy as I wanted because it was for my kiddos.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great idea to keep the kids entertained. Love this quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is thee BEST i spy quilt I've ever seen! And the whole matching game aspect of it is great! Wow... So glad I happened upon this post tonight... And I LOVE the pictures too.

    ReplyDelete
  23. The zig zags are so stinking cute!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Again! Great back!

    What's this with fabric at Ikea???

    robin :-)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love them both! I'm feeling so inspired to pull out that rotary cutter about now! =)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love how the front is a work of art but so is the back! Great job... thanks for sharing and bringing the past to the present as you are probably presently enjoying this great quilt! Thanks Candace! Kahti

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love it its great :)envy on the beach :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Beautiful! Stumbled upon your blog through Hoo's Got Talent. Your beach pictures are awesome! I can't believe I haven't thought of taking a quilt to the beach for pics, since the beach is my favorite place in the world!!!

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate and enjoy reading each and every comment! Thank you for visiting!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...