I bookmarked a few "I Spy" quilts when Henry was tiny. I loved the idea of sitting down with him and poring over the pictures in fabric and telling a story about them together. Over the last year, I've been collecting bits of cute, modern prints for the quilt I'd make him. Then, I found the I Spy fabric swap in January and was able to swap to get 200 different prints by trading fabric with other people. I've also found personal swappers to exchange novelty prints with.
Well...somehow.... my original idea of one I Spy quilt has turned in to four.
Henry's still isn't finished yet, but this first one is.
It is for the son of my friend in Finland. I usually like to send books as gifts for little ones, but the pictures in these fabrics are perfectly translatable.
I chose to do solid white checkerboard pattern in between the other blocks so it would look more cohesive and brighter. I did diagonal straight line quilting through the white squares to add texture and interest to the solid and to leave the prints uninterrupted.
Henry was fascinated almost immediately.
Here is the back. You can see the pieced binding in this photo, too.
And here is the label.
I hope you enjoy it Suvi and Jäppinen!
Also, can anybody tell me that I'm not the only one to take a simple idea and multiply it
into something four times bigger?