I Spy With A Little Help From Our Friends
We have been blessed. In so many ways, but most recently by several quilter friends helping us with fabrics for an I Spy quilt. I mentioned that we are starting an I Spy quilt for Dominic, but that we were short quite a few blocks. We only had approximately 36 blocks, and that even included duplicates!
Oh I Spy with a little help from our friends . . . we get by with a little help from our friends . . . with help from our friendsssssssssss. Anyone else thinking of the Beatles song now?
A Little I Spy Layout #1
Sue trimmed up the fabric pieces to our 4.5″ squares and cleared off the design wall. The Jigsaw and t-shirts are temporarily put on hold. We want to make a fairly good sized quilt, so she laid out the blocks in a 10 x 12 pattern.
Here is the first random layout. She took a color picture and a black/white picture just to see how the tone/contrast was balanced. Of course, we could see all the dark colors together in that bottom right corner without the b/w version confirming it. Since the design wall is right outside my bedroom, I walk by it several times a day. I will definitely be moving pieces around throughout the week.
I Spy Process
Once all the squares are arranged in a pleasing array, I will start sewing. Don’t you think this would be the perfect leader/ender project? While working on the other items on this week’s to-do list, these rows will nearly sew themselves together. Before you know it, I’ll be quilting this puppy and pointing out the skunk, shark, football, and red chili to Dominic. I can’t wait!
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