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Thread: Looking for "I SPY" quilt pattern suggestions

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    Senior Member yayaquilts's Avatar
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    I plan to make an "I SPY" quilt for my grandkids and would love pattern suggestions. I'm looking for a very scrappy look so that the items to "I Spy" aren't completely obvious but a bit more challenging! Thanks for your input! 8-)

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    if you want a real challenge, make it Grandmother's Flower Garden hexagons :)

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    Just go to the top of this page and click on "search" and then type in "I spy" and surely, a bunch of posts will pop up - should take you right to some ideas.

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    I like this one a lot:
    http://lizmakesstuff.wordpress.com/2...g-almost-done/


    I also honestly like when 4" squares are just pieced together with nothing in between. It makes everything blend together, which I think makes spotting them harder.
    Like this one: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jePxvJaxjJ...-Spy+Quilt.jpg

    I like this one- but the sashing makes the spy blocks easier to differentiate: http://www.quilt-lovers-guide.com/images/ISpyQuilt.jpg

    The piecing isn't a challenge though, but you want a "spying" challenge- right?

    For a piecing challenge- I like the tumbling blocks:
    http://www.lynsfineneedlework.com.au...py%20Quilt.jpg

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    Google I spy, then images, lots will come up. I think you might like the D9P. Use your large items in the corners, your small prints in the sides, and a common color in the centers to tie it all together.

    I have been looking at these for my DGSs too.

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    You might want to check out this thread ... there were some great suggestions here!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-160312-1.htm

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    I just finished a top for my grandson and I used 6" blocks before seams. Just made rows with no sashing between. I used 2 border fabrics that were solids and am going to bind with stripes. Easy, easy.

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    Here is a google image search for I Spy Ideas:

    http://www.google.com/search?client=...w=1436&bih=852

    I have made 2 of the hexgon I Spy's (shown in the images in link above) with red triangles for my grandchildren and have 4 more sets of hexagons cut out for the other grandchildren. It's fun to collect the fabrics. I also enjoy the fussy work involved in marking and cutting out the hexagon...you can't rush the process so it's relaxing.

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    WOW! Thanks for all the great suggestions. !

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