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Old 11-27-2006, 02:35 PM
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That’s a great quilt! You both should be very proud. Just hope he doesn’t get too much in your stash!!! Make sure he starts his own and there will be peace in or place!!!
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Lucia
Just hope he doesn’t get too much in your stash!!! Make sure he starts his own and there will be peace in or place!!!
Most of those were purchased for that specific quilt.. but he did get into my scraps for some of the centers... and he was nice to ask. Now my daughter is another story... she has a secret project (A.K.A. something for me!) and she definitely raided my stash. I know it has a bright pink Moda Marble in it, 'cause it is missing! LOL! Barb
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:57 PM
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Thank you for that advice, I tend to forget about the back side. Your hubby did a great job, you must be so proud, I have been quilting for a few yrs, not a lot but a few and haven't tackled anything that complicated and thats his first... WOW.. Be thankful too that he is willing to try it and you can only hope he will love it. Men tend to not understand about fabric and buying. So you are a lucky lady.

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Old 12-18-2006, 02:55 PM
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What a great scrappy quilt. I love scrappy. I think I may try your husband's with some of my leftover fabrics. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Holidays, keep sewing!
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:58 PM
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Rita,
At the risk of sounding stupid, what is a spy quilt???? :?:
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:28 PM
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At the risk of sounding stupid, what is a spy quilt???? :?:
I'm not Rita, but I can tell you what an I Spy Quilt is. You use fun novelty type fabrics... the more the merrier... and you use the quilt to play the I Spy game. I Spy with my little eye something red.... I Spy something that swims in the water... things like that. I made one this past spring for my 3 year old great-nephew who dubbed it his I FLY quilt.. LOL! Here is a picture. Barb C.
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:55 AM
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In “I spy” quilts you use scraps of “things” :shock: . The most known one is made of hexagons separated by triangles (that are all the same fabric.) You cut the hexagons out of different fabrics and try not to repeat the motives. They are great for kids because they have fun looking for al the “things” in the quilt (like in the game) and for the quiltmaker trying to find fabrics with “things” that they do not have yet. :mrgreen: To see an example go to <http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/1200293693055251046pfPBmk>
By the way, you did not >. You cannot learn without asking questions! I think that being “stupid” is not asking and learning when the opportunity arises. More you ask, more you learn! :?
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:05 AM
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I spy quilt is a quilt that has different blocks that have different things of interest. You are sitting with a child, and say : I spy a monkey, or a shoe or a flower. They can be made in as many ways as a regular quilt, but with the square of novelity fabric in there for your I spy game, usually every other block thru out the quilt. Or that was my understanding of a I spy quilt anyway. I have collected several novelity fabrics am going to try and make them for the local childrens hospital we have here. So far haven't gotten very far but the thought is there. This is one time that the thought really doesn't count . Hope this explains but if someone else has a better one sure hope they jump in there.

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Old 12-19-2006, 07:01 AM
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You all did a fine job explaining the 'I Spy' quilt. Wait till you hear about mine. One day I saw the 'I Spy' quilt on Fons and Porter's PBS show. At the time my house looked like a nursery school, with toys in a bookcase and large riding front end loader in my livingroom. Although my daughter was an adult and long gone, there were neighborhood kids around often, with another batch in the oven. LOL While visiting a quilt shop in next town, I saw these templates for the 'I Spy' made by Fons and Porter, so of course, I had to have them. The boy across the street loved Pokeman, and I still had fabric left from a vest I had made him. When I returned home, found a box and cut out the pokeman. Then going through my stash, found a few more novelty fabrics and cut those. My excitement grew with each fabric I found. When I was done had only 20 hexagons, but figured it was a start.
Now six years later, the box a little dusty and on a shelf in the sewing room. I recently came across that box that once excited me so. Inside I found the templates and 20 hexagons. The only explanation I have, is that there was something new on the next quilting show that got me headed in yet another direction.
My sewing room is full of patterns never made, gadgets hardly used, and books I had to have. Any of you have similar problem?
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:09 AM
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Barb love you I spy quilt, its really pretty. Thanks for showing and for helping explain what a I spy quilt is. I have trouble putting thoughts into words, so your explanation is great complete with pictures. I have also found some that are plain 4 patch with different novelity prints as a filler, so the possibilities for these quilts are endless. You can make it anyway you would like. I don't have time today to find some of the sites, but if anyone would like them, I have a few different ones.

Thank you so much for the help.

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