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    Due to the goodness of hearts, I ended up with LOTS of I spy fabric, enough for 2-3 lap robes. I've been busy cutting squares and in another day or 2, will be able to start deciding how to arrange them; this is the hardest part for me. Do it by color? or design? random? BTW, I do have a top on my head; DH just cuts it off all the time! lol
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    I did it several ways, one was put them in a bag and what I pulled out is what went next, a pattern and I also did by color background, so it's up to you.

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    This could be the dumbest question of the day..........but what exactly is an I Spy quilt? I see that term all over this board and I'm lost......lemme guess, the answer is going to be right under my nose, right????

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    Sorta anyhow it is the game I -spy made into a quilt. Just use fabrics with stuff on them like a deer and lemons etc. turn it into a quilt

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    I-Spy is a game we all played, especially in the car..I -spy a red car..then the other kid would look for it? It is a great little quilt for kids to search for the item you call out.it is a learning tool..and slot of fun!
    i like them with a sashing seperating them, but can be done in all kinds of ways. I was in a swap were everyone signed up for a letter,A/B and so on..then you only bought that fabric that represented that letter..Z-Zebras..all the letters were covered..
    26 people, 26 different fabrics back..
    here is one of mine..

    I- Spy Girl themed
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    here is a silly question, what is a lap robe?

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    Cande, those are lovely! I just do it randomly. They have always come out nice. Kids love them!

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    I dont know what a lap robe is either. =/

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    I don't know what other people call them; I don't even remember where I came up with the term but it's to throw over your lap during these cool nights when you need a little warmth. Ususally is long enough to come up just over your waist and then a little past your toes. Wide enough to cover you with a couple of inches left over. Most of mine are about 41"X55" except the one I made my hubby is a little longer because he's quite tall. When not in use, we just fold them and lay over the back of our recliners.

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    Kim, what size are your blocks? I like that effect, with the sashing in between each.

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    You are going to have a awesome group of quilts out of all of that fabric :D:D:D

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    i start with 6 inch squares cande, with sashing,cut at 1 and 1/2"
    i just want to get as much of the picture in the square as i can..Kim

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    Kim,
    I love your I Spy quilt. Got some squares in last swap but haven't done anything yet. Just signed up for the flannel swap so I could buy more fabric, legally, since I have no flannel stash. Maybe I can get on Thursday.....?

    I think 'lap robe' was used for the covering the Amish would use in their buggies. Have heard the term used for small blankets big enough to go over legs while sitting for as long as I can remember.
    Wendy

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    i was thinking,robe" and how you would enjoy the i spy squares..lol! Just a lap quilt, like you would use in the car, or in a wheel chair..got it.

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    Yep! Too funny.

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    Great fabrics. I can't wait to see your quilts.

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