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.

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    April 28, 2012 at 9:43 am

    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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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    April 28, 2012 at 10:07 am

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

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    Kati from Kati's Quilting
    April 28, 2012 at 10:10 am

    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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    notes of sincerity
    April 28, 2012 at 10:11 am

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

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    April 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

    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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    Gingersnaps Quilts
    April 28, 2012 at 10:20 am

    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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    vintage grey
    April 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

    What a beautiful quilt!! Love all the fabrics!! You have a beautiful smile! Congrats!! 😉 xo Heather

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    Steph @ Crafting in the Rain
    April 28, 2012 at 10:34 am

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

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    April 28, 2012 at 12:33 pm

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

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    April 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    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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    Katy Cameron
    April 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    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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    April 28, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    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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    April 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    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

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    April 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    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!:)

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    April 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    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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    April 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Happy New Smile! Beautiful!

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    Terri Morse
    April 28, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    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

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    April 28, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    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?!

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    April 28, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    That&#39;s a great layout for an I-spy!

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    quilt happy
    April 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    love those quilts

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    April 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    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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    April 28, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    That lucky family of yours 🙂 And no more braces, now that&#39;s cause for celebration!

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    Shop Girl
    April 28, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    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!

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    Lucy @ Charm About You
    April 29, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Gorgeous quilts! The doll one is adorable too, what fantastic prints! Have fun eating the bears 🙂

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    April 29, 2012 at 5:14 am

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

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    higglepea home ed
    April 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm

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

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    Live a Colorful Life
    April 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    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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    April 29, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    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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    April 29, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    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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    April 29, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    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. 🙂

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    April 30, 2012 at 12:08 am

    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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    April 30, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Yipee!!!! No more braces — you&#39;re such a cutie! Love that I Spy quilt too — those are the best kinds of quilts for kids!

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    April 30, 2012 at 7:29 am

    You are beautiful. Love your little quilts too : )

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    Miss Maman
    April 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

    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.

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    April 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    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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    Ashley J @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight
    April 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    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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    April 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    You are so dang cute, the quilts too!

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    Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    April 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Yay for getting braces off 🙂 And beautiful quilts, Amy. Especially like the doll quilt… too cute!

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    The Sewing Chick
    May 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    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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    May 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    HOLD THE PHONES.<br /><br />Chocolate covered cinnamon bears?<br /><br />*dies*

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