Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I Spy Quilt Parade

It's time to share some quilts from Round 1 of the I Spy Swap.
All participants were invited to share photos of their quilts.
Here are the photos received to date.
Hope you enjoy the Parade of Quilts!

Sharon from Camp Gramma made this lovely quilt
which features a twisted block pattern.
I really like how the striped fabric Sharon chose frames
the blocks. Her granddaughter is sure to enjoy this sweet quilt.

Carin from Margaret's Hope Chest used her I Spy blocks
to frame sections of this quilt. If you look closely on the second
photo, you will see the beautiful straight line quilting
Carin  used to finish the quilt. Beautiful job Carin!

Carin hosts a ministry called Margaret's Hope Chest
which is a non-profit ministry that
makes and distributes quilts to those in need of hope.
To date, they have given away over a thousand quilts!
Visit the website to view other inspiring children's quilts.

This quilt was submitted by a Nana who desires to remain anonymous.
I'm thinking it has something to do with Christmas quilts 
for the grandkids and tech savy parents. lol
I guess we'll call her Nana A. 

Nana A.'s first quilt top features I Spy blocks separated by rows of color.
I love the simplicity of this design!

In Nana A.'s second quilt top
she placed the I Spy squares into blocks and framed
it with cheerful yellow fabric.
Oh no Nana! Hope they do not recognize your shoes!

Nana A.'s third quilt top is laid out the same as the previous
quilt. This one features blue sashing.

In Nana A.'s fourth quilt top
she laid out the squares in a string quilt pattern.
The sashing not only frames the blocks 
but also adds length and width to the quilt.
Love the cheerful border on this one!

Nana A.'s fifth quilt is similar to the style of the fourth.
She was actually in the process of machine quilting
and was generous enough to allow me to take a few photos.

She also adds creativity to the back of her quilts.
Yep that Nana A. is a busy beaver!

This quilt was submitted by Needled Mom.
Isn't it a beauty? She used a basic snowball block pattern
and then set each block on point. 
Perhaps we can convince her to post a tutorial:)

This quilt was submitted by Cheri at Jovaliquilts.
The extra fabric sewn to each I Spy block adds and extra punch of color
to the layout. Very nice! 

Thank you ladies for taking the time to share photos of your quilts!

This is one of my quilts made with a 
square in a square pattern.

A few extra blocks were added to the back.

This quilt is a modern take on an I Spy quilt.

This is one of my quilts in process.
I have it machine quilted and just need to 
add the binding.

This quilt is also in process.
The top is finished and I'm currently piecing the back.
There are 88 squares on the inside alone.
For the border, I simply cut the 5" squares in half.
It was also a great way to use up scraps of 
leftover novelty fabrics.
This will be a Christmas gift for my little Rocketman.
I'm hoping he will find it challenging:)

Well, there you have it.

So what did you think? Were you inspired? 
Hope you enjoyed the "I Spy Parade of Quilts".
It was sure great having you!

There are still a few spaces left for anyone who would like
to join the next round of the I Spy Swap.

The I Spy Swap is now closed. Thank you for your interest!
May you always Sew in Peace!


  1. They are all wonderful. It is fun to see the parade.

  2. Great parade of I Spy quilts! Thanks, Sandra!

  3. Thank you for sharing the parade! There's a lot of ideas to try!

  4. My brother is about to have his first baby and I thought it would be fun to use up my fabric scraps to make an I Spy Quilt. Thank you for the wonderful ideas, I can't wait to get started!


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