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Thread: The Earth Our Ark - Wildlife I Spy (WIP, early draft)

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    A little while ago I was asking on this board about quilt sizes for young children. Thanks to you all, I'm now ready to begin a twin-size quilt for my 4yo nephew!! I'm so excited.

    Here's a first impression of what I'm doing...

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    I like where you are going with this quilt. a 4 year old or 40 year old will love it!

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    Really a cute quilt and one he can grow up with. I like the realism.

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    That is going to be one fantastic quilt! Make sure and let us see when you're done!

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    Wow your off to a great start there. Would love the updates.
    I love the fabrics. :thumbup:

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    It will be nice, hand piecing . Right?
    You have many pic for animals Where u get them ?or during years u collect
    go 4 it

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    Thank you, glad you like it! :D I'll definitely post updates when they happen.

    Sewsan, there's no hand piecing involved, there will be triangles in between the hexagons so I can strip piece. I'll post pictures once I get to that stage...

    The animal prints are mostly from one source, favoritefabrics.com. Not the cheapest, but nice fabrics. I didn't have years for collecting fabrics, lol! Only started a few months ago. :-)

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    Wow! I can't wait to see this one completed!

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    Looks wonderful. Please post pictures of the final quilt.

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    I've made quite a few I Spy quilts but never with a theme--great idea!1!

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    oh my..... that is gonna be awesome. i can't wait to see it done

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    Love your fabrics for the I Spy blocks they are great

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    It will turn out very nice. Love the African fabrics. My dear friend just came back from Africa after doing an 8 year missionary stint there. I was thinking of doing an African themed quilt to go in the family room. I will have to check out these fabrics. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmonsweet
    A little while ago I was asking on this board about quilt sizes for young children. Thanks to you all, I'm now ready to begin a twin-size quilt for my 4yo nephew!! I'm so excited.

    Here's a first impression of what I'm doing...
    looks fantastic !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmonsweet
    A little while ago I was asking on this board about quilt sizes for young children. Thanks to you all, I'm now ready to begin a twin-size quilt for my 4yo nephew!! I'm so excited.
    What color are your points going to be? I see red, blue and orange? Which size are you using?

    I started one several years ago. I didn't have very many 'I Spy' type fabrics when I started so I packed it away for later. Of course, I've been collecting fabric for this ever since then and now I could probably make quite a few if I cut all the fabric up like I should. I just keep getting fabric and throwing it into the box but haven't done any more cutting or sewing. My points were going to be a deep beautiful red. I have those all cut. Guess I should dig it out and get moving on it. Just another UFO. I was using the smaller size center which I think kinda put me off when I discovered the larger one. But I have so many of the smaller ones cut.

    I will do this, I will do this, I will do this . . . . .

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    It's going to be an awesome quilt, and your nephew will love it!

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    I LOVE your idea!! I look forward to seeing it done!! It'll be a fun one to make, I bet.

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    I love I Spy Quilts! This one is great! Never thought of a theme for one; good idea. Can't wait to see it finished.

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    wow, good idea!

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    what a great idea! and yes the fabric is beautiful!!

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    I love what you are doing, can't wait until you get it done.

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    I like your idea. It's going to be a great quilt. Keep us posted.

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    I'm sew looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!

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    So I got sidetracked... :roll: The boomerang swap took up a lot more of my time than I expected (it also was a ton of fun, so no complaint!).

    But I'm free again at last to play with other stuff, such as this quilt! Yay. Here's today's layout. Sorry the pics are a bit shaky.

    I like the background pattern of stars. The animals aren't in their places yet; I had this idea of sorting them roughly by continents, but I'm not happy with the result. I'll be redistributing them over the next few... hm.... days, I guess. Unless I get distracted by other creative ideas again, lol! I'll be posting more pictures as I go along.

    If anyone knows whether/how I could edit the caption of the thread to say that I've posted more pics, please let me know...

    Thanks for looking!
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