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Thread: DNP I Spy set traditionally

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    Senior Member angelwatcher's Avatar
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    I did a normal nine patch with the "I Spy" fabrics in the four corners, bright yellow in the center and black for the middle squares. I then cut them apart and instead of twisting around, I laid them out in a traditional manner. I had to make the lattice and squares for one side and the top. Easy to do, without lots of small pcs.

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    I like that :thumbup: And I just so happen to have a BUNCH of I spy fabrics :thumbup: Thanks for sharing

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    Great Idea. :thumbup:

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    This is great!! Good job!

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    Cool way to do that. I like your I spy. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    Well now, aren't you just the smart one!

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    Looks good.

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    Very pretty!

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    That is awesome. Had to look at it twice (ok, to be honest 4 times) and read your post a couple of times to "see" how you did that. Great job...I recently came into some I spy sqares....hmmmm, just might have to copy.......

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    Very nice!

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    Great job!!! I spy quilts are fun, fun, fun..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellie G
    That is awesome. Had to look at it twice (ok, to be honest 4 times) and read your post a couple of times to "see" how you did that. Great job...I recently came into some I spy sqares....hmmmm, just might have to copy.......
    Here's a visual for you

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    can twist two corners to create a pattern
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    I set them this way
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    need lattice and cornerstones for top and one side
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    Hope this helps!! Add a border, stitch in the ditch, bind and you're done
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    Love it....thanks for the visual, it does help.

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    Beautiful quilt. Love your colors.

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    Thanks for the visual. I am definately going to do this. What size squares did you start with?

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    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladymurphy
    Thanks for the visual. I am definately going to do this. What size squares did you start with?
    I can't remember for sure, it was over a year ago and I gave the quilt away. They may be 4.5" as that's a favorite size of mine, (out of a fat quarter you can get more pcs. and we were trading fabrics) but they could be 5" too. If I find my instructions, I taught this at the LQS, I'll post them.

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    Thanks for the tutorial, I have to try making one of them..........Nice job! .....Michele

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    Very clever! I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelwatcher
    Quote Originally Posted by Ladymurphy
    Thanks for the visual. I am definately going to do this. What size squares did you start with?
    I can't remember for sure, it was over a year ago and I gave the quilt away. They may be 4.5" as that's a favorite size of mine, (out of a fat quarter you can get more pcs. and we were trading fabrics) but they could be 5" too. If I find my instructions, I taught this at the LQS, I'll post them.
    I found my instructions, I used 4"x 4" squares for all the 9 patch squares in this particular quilt. I used 12 nine patch blocks.For the lattice and cornerstone to complete the top and side, I cut a black strip 4" x WOF and a yellow strip 2" x WOF. Sew these together and cut apart at 2" intervals. I used a 4" wide border.

    There are many variations to the "I Spy" quilts. I used 48 different novelty fabrics. If you used 2 each of the same novelty fabrics, ie. you would then need 24 different fabrics, then the child has to find the matching ones. Put family photos in place of some of the novelty fabrics for a personal touch. The possibilities are endless.

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