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Thread: I Spy Rules????

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    Super Member mommafank's Avatar
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    Wondering what the rules are for the fabrics used in I Spy Quilts. If one fabric has many objects, is it OK to use it more than one time?

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    why not?

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    The quilts are just supposed to be fun for kids (or for adults who act like kids). No rules!

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    The rules are that you make it the way you like it. Some I spy have all different fabrics, some repeat fabrics, some I Spy Quilts are thematic like Holidays,Patriotic, girl or boy etc. and some have two of each kind to make a game like Memory.

    I made several and some repeat fabrics and others don't. I am just now getting to the point of collecting a large enough variety to make some small I spy quilts without repeating too many fabrics.

    Baby quilt with no repeating fabrics but several regualr prints, flowers/checks since I had no kids prints.
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    Many repeating fabrics and one lone white shark hiding. Kind of like Spy the Great White Shark game.
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    Made out of FQ and scraps with many repeating fabrics.
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    Thanks I needed that!

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    Mommafank: THE RULES are it's your quilt you do what look good to you. Have fun and forget the rules. "Sorry if that don't sat well with some."

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    We don't have rules , when it comes to quilting . It is suppose to be fun and relaxing.

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    Rules??? Am I supposed to pay attention to rules?

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    You can make your own rules AND you are allowed to change the rules. Just have fun.

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    Gotta find my rule book..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpea
    Mommafank: THE RULES are it's your quilt you do what look good to you. Have fun and forget the rules. "Sorry if that don't sat well with some."
    Exactly!

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    I have seen them without repeating, ones made with two of each and the game is to find the pairs.
    Others like shown here with the blocks repeated randomly or in a pattern.
    The rule is do what you want and have fun while doing it :D:D:D

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    OK...maybe a dumb question but What is an I spy quilt...been dying to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    OK...maybe a dumb question but What is an I spy quilt...been dying to ask.
    This is the definition from About.com
    "An I Spy Quilt is made from fussy-cut fabrics, usually children's prints or other types of novelty fabrics with motifs that depict objects the child can "spy" when looking at the quilt. I Spy Quilts are typically made from squares, since they are easy to fussy cut, but you'll also find quilts made with other patchwork shapes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    OK...maybe a dumb question but What is an I spy quilt...been dying to ask.
    Nice discussion at this site: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-100925-1.htm

    Right now I am trying to get all my squares laid out and it is taking a while. Cutting some new ones as I go as I decided some were too big. Basic size is 3 1/2 inches so have a few that I doubled and quadrupled. My hubby says I have to hurry as it is almost 6 PM here.

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