I-spy baby quilt + i-spy charm packs available

One of my favorite go-to baby gifts is an i-spy quilt made from different fabrics with little motifs like animals, vehicles, etc., that you can hunt for or play “i-spy” with. 
The design for this quilt is a classic checker-board pattern, but the i-spy prints give the quilt an added element you can play with.

I like to use the Essex cotton/linen blend by Robert Kaufman as the off-set blocks because they give some added texture and contrast to the quilt. (You can find it here, and here.) Not to mention when the quilt is washed, the linen shrinks and crinkles up so nicely, giving the quilt a nice vintage feel. I have a simple pattern for this i-spy quilt in my etsy shop.

I had the perfect backing in my stash – a Moda print by Jan Figuroa from a few years ago with more items to spy! The quilting is a simple meander loop by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. 

I’ve been collecting cute (not cheesy) i-spy prints for a while now and finally had them all cut up to sell. I’ve done this in the past and most likely this will be the last round I will do this. Each set is made up of 65 different 3 1/2″ squares, all of high quality quilting fabrics.
Here is a close-up of some of the prints. All of the prints in the above photos are in the charm packs in my shop. Also, if you buy a charm pack the baby quilt pattern is included for free! You can find the I-spy Charm Packs here. And they are SOLD OUT. Holy Moly that was so much faster than I expected. Thank you so much to those who bought them!
I am also listing copies of the book Modern Baby in the etsy shop. This book contains patterns for 14 fresh, modern baby quilts by a variety of modern quilt designers and bloggers.
Martingale - Modern Baby
One of my favorite is this pattern by Shea Henderson.
This book also contains the pattern for this quilt by yours truly. (It is charm pack and jelly-roll friendly.) You can see more quilts from this book here. For a short time, I am listing this book at 40% off! To buy Modern Baby visit my etsy shop
Thank you so much to all of you who have supported my etsy shop for almost 5 years now. I-spy kits were one of the first things I ever stocked. I’m blown away by all that has happened since then. Thank you, THANK YOU!

Christmas Pennants

Here is a teaser picture of the progress I’ve made on the quilt I stayed up to cut on Thanksgiving.  I cut up my scraps from last year’s retro Christmas quilt + some Kona green (Palm and Holly) that I got on a sweet clearance deal last year. I am loving it.  I’m hoping to finish it this week and I will reveal the whole thing.
While cutting the triangles for the quilt (we used the Accuquilt Go Cutter) my sister helped me cut the rest of the retro fabric remnants in to Christmas pennants.
Throw in some red bias tape and a cute, quick Christmas banner perfect for Decking the Halls.
We have a few sets left over and they are now listed in the Etsy shop.
Bad news. They are gone. So sorry. 
The good news is: I’ll be back Monday to participate in Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day.  
Whoops! Just kidding! Next Monday for SMS. But I still have a little giveaway Monday. :)
Also, the winners of the Stitch Craft Create magazine giveaway have been posted. 
Hope all you are enjoying some holiday cheer where you are.

Shop Update

I have a little etsy shop update this weekend.  I’ve been assembling a selection of novelty blocks to make a kit for the Retro Christmas Quilt from last year.  This kit has 82 pre-cut squares perfect for this project. Every single fabric is not identical to the ones in last year’s quilt, but many are the same and all are cute and create the same look. Purchasing the kit includes the PDF pattern that I will email to you. 
So sorry. The kits are SOLD OUT.
The pattern is also sold separately on etsy. You can also get the pattern instantly here via Pulley.
This kit does not include the fabric for the rest of the quilt.  (To simplify and save on shipping for you all, I decided to just assemble the unique blocks. The rest is easy for you to find on your own.)  The rest of the fabric requirements are 3/8 yard red for cornerstones (I used a micro-dot but a solid would work too), 2 yards solid white, 1/2 yard binding and 3 1/2 yards backing.
I do have a handful of pre-cut backings available in the shop as well. Both are from Holiday Happy by Monica Solario-Snow for Lecien and coordinate with a lot of the fabrics in the kit. They are pre-cut to the perfect size for a 66″ x 66″ back, but do require sewing one seam.
 
In addition, I listed a Halloween Pennant Kit. This includes 20 different 6″ x 5″ die-cut pennant triangles. You could use them to make a bunting like I did last year. The fabrics are slightly different this year, but equally awesome and Halloween-ish.
It feels slightly wrong to post about Christmas and Halloween considering it’s 90 degrees outside and I’m still loving wearing flip-flops – and in no hurry to stop.  I’m one of those who can’t even listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving, but I wanted to give folks time to, you know, make the quilt before Johnny Mathis hits the airwaves. 
And now, I’m off to a football game with my husband on this gorgeous, last day of September. (sniff) And then, I am going to watch General Conference on Saturday and Sunday.  It’s one of my favorite events of the year. I always come away uplifted and motivated to do and be better. I hope you have a great weekend too!

Etsy Update and Fabric Destash

I’ve been updating the etsy shop today. The biggest announcement is the return of the i-spy charm packs!
They come in two different options: 50 squares or 65 squares + the pattern for the i-spy quilt.

The pattern is also available separately. I am no longer cutting full kits for the i-spy quilt but the pattern gives the yardage requirements for the rest of the fabrics.  I like to use an Essex linen/cotton blend for my off-set squares because I like the texture change and it’s so much easier to work with than 100% linen. I buy it from Canton Village Quilt Works. I use the colors Natural or Sand. (And it’s a great time to buy from Canton Village because the whole shop is 15% off through June 28 with the code welcome15.)

Also listed is a charm pack of 3.5″ squares from American Jane prints. All of the fabrics are out of print and hard to find. These squares could be used with the i-spy squares for a cute little project or would be great for hexagons. I used many of them on my hexagon project last summer (I use the 1.5″ size hexagon template – that’s 1.5″ per side).

Also listed are a collection of American Jane (and friends) pre-cut pennant triangles to make your own pennant buntings or quilts. There are 21 different fabrics/triangles per kit.
And there’s more. You can check it out at my etsy shop.  I’m happy to send all of this fabric to a loving home.