Monday, March 5, 2012

Super Spy


The I-Spy quilt that I've been working on for my girls is finally done, and not a moment too soon. They've been waiting to pounce on it ever since I pulled out the charm squares from my Ellison Lane Quilts swap. I went through at least a dozen ideas for this quilt, but in the end, I decided that simple was best. "After all," my husband said, "it's all about the game, right?" The grid of modern fabric squares is separated by strips of my beloved grey -- is there anything that does not look great with this color? -- and bound by Lizzy House's Pearl Bracelet in red and white.


On the back I put a print which I absolutely adore, Michael Miller's Retro Escapees in aqua. I've been saving this one for a kid's quilt, and this was perfect. It's almost like having another I-Spy game on the back. I love the way the light shining through the quilt makes the back look like it's all lit up with Christmas lights.


This is going to be a well loved quilt, I can tell already. All I had to do was toss it on the floor and say, "Alright, girls . . . it's all yours." And yes, all three of them did actually pounce.

Linking up to Sew Modern Monday, Manic Monday & Fabric Tuesday!

16 comments:

  1. So many cute prints in there! Very nice :)

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  2. Very pretty. I love the light to dark transition in color.

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  3. This is really great! How wide did you cut your sashing? I'm waiting on two rounds of I-spy fabric to come back to me from swaps I've been in this year and love this! It looks great, and must be awesome to see your kids loving it up so much too!!

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  4. How cool is that? Love your quilt :)

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  5. So love what you did with our squares- still gotta get mine into a quilt- just so fun!! And btw- I have been going crazy over your retro kitchen! It is just too perfect :) It makes me smile!!

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  6. I love a quilt that can be cuddled! I made an I -Spy for my grandson and it's one of his favorites! Yours is adorable!

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  7. That is so awesome! I love I Spy quilts and bright prints and your quilt puts them all together without being overwhelming. Great job!

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  8. I really like the grey sashing. it's one of my fav "I Spys" so far. I think that grey lends a bit of a resting place for the action-packed "spy" fabrics. =)

    hugZ,
    annie
    anniesrubyslipperz.com

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  9. The grey sashing adds a lovely touch and the back is super cool!!

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  10. So cute!! I have a pack of charm squares and I think it's going to end up getting a quilt treatment like this :)

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  11. I love I Spy quilts and yours is awesome. Great fabric for the backing.

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  12. Love it so much! Wow, I guess I should really start working on mine!! :)

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  13. I can see why they pounced. So much to look for. Binding frames it really well and the subtle colours going diagonal look great.

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  14. What a seriously awesome i-spy- and the grey is fabulous!

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  15. This is great, I love it, still deciding on a pattern for a quilt for my little guy.

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