I first heard of I Spy quilts maybe 10-12 years ago, way before I had any grandchildren.
Each block of an I spy quilt uses novelty fabric and the fabric gets fussy cut so the design is featured in each block.
The template I used is a 3 3/8 inch plexiglass square, which is small. If I was starting another I Spy quilt from scratch, I would use a 4 or 5 inch square. Some of the fabrics I would of liked to use had designs that were just too big.
Anyway, I've been collecting novelty fabrics all this time and I thought there were finally enough to finish cutting out squares and sew up a quilt.
This one is for granddaughter Andie who will be 2 very soon.
It is all machine sewn and quilted. The backing has fish and mermaids riding dolphins.
Little Andie was born early at 5 pounds and took a helicopter ride to a bigger hospital on her first day of life. She spent a few days in the children's hospital.
No one would ever guess our tall almost 2 year old Andie was a Premmie.
Some of my next quilts will be more I Spy quilts for Andie's cousins, JJ and Braeden.
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