Saturday, April 28, 2012

I-spy Baby Quilt

We had a new baby in our extended family which means time for a new baby quilt.
(Pattern available here.)
This new little guy has a big sister, so I thought I would send them an i-spy quilt to give big sister something to distract entertain her as well. (I am experienced with the reaction of older siblings to new babies. Distraction is a good thing.)
In keeping with my "no-more-hoarding" mentality that I mentioned in the Reunion quilt post, I even broke out the American Jane stash for the back and borders. I know. Shocking right? But you are so proud. I can feel it.  The 'i-spy' blocks (squares with the novelty prints) came from the i-spy charm packs in my etsy shop. (EDIT: They are sold out! So sorry.) The offset blocks are Essex linen/cotton blend. I love the contrasting texture. You can find it here.
Speaking of American Jane, a little doll quilt for big sister to take care of her own babies. The novelty blocks from this quilt are from a collection called Look and Learn and is a few years old. Again, part of the stash.
In other exciting news, I got my braces off! Yeehaw!! Even though I tried to tell myself the braces made my lips look full like Angelina Jolie's, in reality it was more of a Jar Jar Binks look.  Yesterday I passed some chocolate covered cinnamon bears in the store and thought, sadly, "Those look good, but I can't have them." And then I realized, "YES I CAN!" So I bought a ton. Happy day.

40 comments:

  1. braces off....congrats!!! i love these quilts. the i spy has such a simple sweet quality to it. and you can never go wrong with american jane anything.

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  2. Cute quilts...I have a doll quilt on the to do list and love what you did!

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  3. What a lucky baby to receive a quilt like that! And even luckier sister to get a present for her AND her doll! Your teeth look really nice, it was worth wearing the braces, wasn't it? :) Enjoy your cinnamon bears!

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  4. Super cute Amy!! And yay for your beautiful smile and chocolate covered cinnamon bears!!

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  5. Adorable quilts, and great smile! Congrats on getting your braces off, looks like they were more than worth the trouble, pain and irritation!

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  6. Beautiful quilts! Just FYI, wear your retainers!! I had braces in high school and did not wear them so now at 32 I am getting braces AGAIN!! If only I could go back... lol

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  7. What a beautiful quilt!! Love all the fabrics!! You have a beautiful smile! Congrats!! ;) xo Heather

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  8. Congrats on you're braces! Those quilts are amazing-and it was great getting to meet you at snap!

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  9. These are really cute, what a great idea for a doll quilt for the big sister too.

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  10. These quilts look like the antique ones I have that my great-grandmother made, circa 1919. Good job (oh, i'm new to your followers) ~ Renae

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  11. Great idea to do matching quilts, hopefully it will distract big sis sufficiently! Enjoy your brace-free time and your chocolate covered cinnamon bears!

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  12. Those quilts are stinkin' cute!!!!! Yippppeee for getting your braces off. Such a good feeling! Off to check out your Etsy shop!

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  13. Beautiful quilts! I bought an eye spy charm pack from you probably two years ago and have been adding to it since. I didn't know what I was going to do with them because we were done having kids and I loved the charms too much to give to anyone else. But low and behold we are expecting again (don't you love surprises!?!) and I am going to use the charms for the baby's blanket. I love that they all have a vintage feel to them.

    I don't leave comments very often - I know lame - but I just want you to know (and this sounds corny/crazy) that you are one of the bloggers that I feel I totally click with and would want to hang out with in real life. I too LOVE American Jane, quilts, have kids, am LDS and you are just so real and cool - even though I am sure you just feel crazy and busy most of the time. :)

    Congrats on getting your braces off!

    And if you need some more AJ fabric to celebrate, I found a great seller on ebay who has older yardage for 5.60-6.80 a yard. I am trying hard to resist, but I may have to give in soon. ;)

    http://stores.ebay.com/Carolynsfabric/_i.html?_nkw=american+jane&submit=Search&_sid=5317362

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  14. Awwww....aren't you a sweet Auntie?!:) I would expect nothing less from you!!:)

    Hmmmm...your teeth do look lovely but I seriously can't remember them being crooked...you had and have a beautiful smile!:)

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  15. The baby quilts turned out so cute! And LOVED that feeling when the braces no longer needed to be worn. Such a good reason to smile more!

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  16. Congrats on going braceless! You look wonderful. Your new quilt is so cute. I'm about 4 blocks away from having enough blocks for the rainbow quilt :) -Terri

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  17. Congrats on getting your braces off! And the I-Spy quilt...love it! I got your blocks today...so amazing!!! Love them! Did you make it women's conference this week, too?!

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  18. That's a great layout for an I-spy!

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  19. Cute quilts! You are so right that big sis needs to have a quilt of her own and one for her dolls! And congrats on your new found freedom to eat whatever you want! Enjoy:)

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  20. That lucky family of yours :) And no more braces, now that's cause for celebration!

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  21. Congrats to you! I loved you with your braces. Don't your teeth feel all big and smooth now? A beautiful smile for a very beautiful person. Flash those pearly whites every chance you get!

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  22. Gorgeous quilts! The doll one is adorable too, what fantastic prints! Have fun eating the bears :)

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  23. Sweet, sweet quilts gonna be a Happy Mama and big sister when they open this gift!!

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  24. Your work is inspiring, love your blog and so have nominated you for the versatile Blogger award. x

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  25. Wow--big things happening in your life. First you break into your AJ stash (and I know how precious that is to you) AND you get braces off. Yeehaw indeed!

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  26. I just love the quilts! How fun! Congrats on getting the braces off. I remember that feeling very well. Your smile looks great! See,it was worth it!

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  27. Hooray for no more braces! I had mine from age 11 to 17...so not fun. The new quilts are such sweet gifts.

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  28. Congrats on the new babe in the family and more importantly, here's to caramel apples being BACK on the menu! First thing I had was toffee. A lot of toffee. :-)

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  29. Oh happy day! The quilts are gorgeous and so are your chompers. Yay for no more braces! Now go have some popcorn and gum. And corn on the cob!

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  30. Yipee!!!! No more braces -- you're such a cutie! Love that I Spy quilt too -- those are the best kinds of quilts for kids!

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  31. You are beautiful. Love your little quilts too : )

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  32. I just discovered your blog and so glad I did! I'm a beginner quilter - still working on my first for my daughter. Beautiful quilt! I have a feeling your blog will be a resource for me.

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  33. What a great gift for baby and big sister :) I just started cutting some squares for an I Spy of our own...can't wait to get it all pieced together. Love your new smile! Smiles~Beth

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  34. I am loving both of these quilts! I especially love the little dolly quilt. So darling! Your teeth look great! :) xoxo

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  35. You are so dang cute, the quilts too!

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  36. Yay for getting braces off :) And beautiful quilts, Amy. Especially like the doll quilt... too cute!

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  37. Hey Amy, I really enjoy your sense of humor! The baby quilt is so cute and how sweet to make a dolly quilt for the big sister :)

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  38. HOLD THE PHONES.

    Chocolate covered cinnamon bears?

    *dies*

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