Two quilts just for fun. Both of these are for gifts. I pulled out all of my novelty fabrics and past i-spy kits to put these together. An i-spy quilt is typically made of novelty prints with little pictures to play a game of ‘i-spy’.
I decided to try something different from my previous I-spy quilts. In the past I’ve used the Essex Linen as my off-setting squares. This time I decided to use the Riley Blake black Swiss-dot. I also laid out the colored blocks in color-spectrum order.
I cut all my squares 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.
I really like the texture that the dots give. I think it makes for a fun change giving it a little more of a vintage look.
The backing on this one is a piece that I’ve had in my stash forever. It’s an Alexander Henry print that I got years ago called Paris Park. (Which is a little extra poignant today.) It was the perfect backing for this quilt.
And I’m feeling proud that I actually put a label on it. I used one of my personalized labels from Modern Yardage.
I also made one with alternating i-spy blocks. It makes the quilt a little busier, but gives you lots more things to “spy”.
I love the little black and white Moda micro dot on for the binding.
For the backing on this one I used the Moda Passport map of New York City. I only had a yard so I pieced some cheerful clouds above the city. 🙂
I am going to be listing sets of custom i-spy charms in my shop next week. Probably Tuesday or Wednesday. (I don’t want to make a hard and fast promise, because who knows what wrench will get thrown in… ) So as soon as I have everything ready, I will update the day here and write a new post as well as post it on Instagram to give a heads up ahead of time. I am also pulling some fabric bundles to destash.Finally, thank you SO much for all of the kind words this week. They were a huge boost and lift. I could not do an adequate job of thanking you all individually, but please know each kind word meant so much.
I have been feeling so sad for Paris. It’s one of my favorite cities and I’m praying for Paris. It’s awful to see that there is so much bitterness and sadness in the world, but encouraging to see the outpouring of love and support that brings people together under adversity. Keep being kind and seeking out the beautiful. Don’t let ugly win!