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.


  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

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

  4. says

    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

  5. says

    Awwww….aren&#39;t you a sweet Auntie?!:) I would expect nothing less from you!!:)<br /><br />Hmmmm…your teeth do look lovely but I seriously can&#39;t remember them being crooked…you had and have a beautiful smile!:)

  6. says

    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!

  7. says

    Congrats on going braceless! You look wonderful. Your new quilt is so cute. I&#39;m about 4 blocks away from having enough blocks for the rainbow quilt :) -Terri

  8. says

    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&#39;s conference this week, too?!

  9. says

    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:)

  10. says

    Congrats to you! I loved you with your braces. Don&#39;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!

  11. says

    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!

  12. says

    Congrats on the new babe in the family and more importantly, here&#39;s to caramel apples being BACK on the menu! First thing I had was toffee. A lot of toffee. :-)

  13. says

    I just discovered your blog and so glad I did! I&#39;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.

  14. says

    What a great gift for baby and big sister :) I just started cutting some squares for an I Spy of our own…can&#39;t wait to get it all pieced together. Love your new smile! Smiles~Beth


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