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Thread: Help with an "I Spy" quilt, please.....

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    I would like to make my soon-to-be 2 yr old daughter an "I Spy" quilt. She loves looking at books and pictures and I thouhgt this would be a perfect b-day present for her.

    I was wondering if any of you fantastic, super, loving (enough buttering up? :lol: ) ladies have any spare blocks of appropriate fabrics for this project. I have only about 2 different prints (a Pooh and a cow print) so I have a long way to go for this.

    Please let me know if you would be willing to help me out. I really, really, appreciate it. It would save me from having to buy a bunch of different fabrics just to get a small square from it.

    Thanks in advance! You're all great!

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    I might have some. What size of square are you needing?

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    Around 6 inches. Thanks so much. I'll PM you my addy incase you find some.

    Thanks!

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    With out looking I know I have monkeys and cats.

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    Cool!

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    Cotton or flannel or can you use both?

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    Colletta-I KNOW I have a bunch I can share with you. I have been collecting for quite a while and most are fat quarters, so I can easily cut you a 6" square and still have plenty for me. Lots of mine are girly too because I have 4 granddaughters. PM me your address and I will mail them to you this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntluc
    Cotton or flannel or can you use both?
    Both. And then I'll figure out what how I want to arrange them.

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    I would love to share some fabric that I used in my great nephews I Spy quilt... PM me and I will gladly send some out, Cindy

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    I just finished 2 for my granddaughters, so i can share if you would like to send me your addy. I have tinkerbell, princesses, strawberryshortcake, holiday prints, sock monkeys, john deere, cars and lots more.

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    Certainly, what size are you looking for? Any particular "spy" stuff you're looking for? Any particular color? Just PM me and it'll be on its way.

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    I know I have some pm me with details, I'll be glad to send you some .

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    I know I have some novelty prints I can share with you. PM me your addy and I'll send some off to you. Cheri

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    Do you still need more? How big should the print be? PM me if you want more. I can't imagine I don't have something that would work.

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    If you still want more I can send you some.
    What size?
    Pm me your addy.
    Kirsten

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    Coletta ~ I'll have a package in the mail to you tomorrow. Can't wait to see the finished quilt! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    Colletta-I KNOW I have a bunch I can share with you. I have been collecting for quite a while and most are fat quarters, so I can easily cut you a 6" square and still have plenty for me. Lots of mine are girly too because I have 4 granddaughters. PM me your address and I will mail them to you this week.
    Thanks Marcia! I received the package today. You're so sweet!!!!

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    pm your address if you want/need some more.

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    Cute idea. Wish I knew about "I spy" quilts when my kids were smaller.

    I know I don't have anything, but if you put pairs or multiples of objects in your quilt it could become a matching game for her. "Can you find another ____?" "How many _____ can you find?"


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    me, too

    WHAT SIZE DO YOU WANT THEM CUT?

    Although if you are working with a 12 inch size finished block, you can use 2.5, 3.5, 4.5 and 6.5 inch squares very easily

    How do you feel about cats?

    And please don't say "It doesn't matter" - I need way more quidelines than that.

    I've found that some fabrics cut up better in different size squares than others.

    You'd think a scatter print would work well no matter what. Not in my opinion, anyway.

    Sharon

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    Ami Simms has a cute book out called "Picture Play"

    Her web site also has quite a few pictures of finished quilts with an I Spy theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dancing Needle
    I know I have some novelty prints I can share with you. PM me your addy and I'll send some off to you. Cheri
    I received the package today! Thanks so much!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    Certainly, what size are you looking for? Any particular "spy" stuff you're looking for? Any particular color? Just PM me and it'll be on its way.
    Thanks so much! I got the package in the mail today!

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    I will have to look, but I think I may have an Elmo print left. Do you have any elmos?

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    I have a neighbor who operates and online fabric store (www.noveltyquiltfabrics.com) from her home. She sells I-Spy kits with up to 72 6" or 8" blocks already pre-cut. I am not sure she has them actually on her website, but you could send a message to inquire.

    I have also used Ami Simms' "Picture Play" book which includes a page of several games you can play with your I-Spy quilt. I made a label by ironing a piece of muslin to the waxy side of freezer paper, then cutting it down to 8-1/2" x 11" and feeding it through the printer. Worked like a charm.

    Have fun!

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