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Thread: I Spy, number 1

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    Will's Avatar
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    In April, my wife (Judy) and I, while driving to Cedar Key, Florida for a vacation, decided that we wanted to make I Spy quilts. We have 14 month old twin boy neighbors. So we started looking for material. Judy wanted them to be 36" x 48" with 3" octagional pieces. That means 192 pieces - each. Roaming around, we found the Suwannee Valley Shoppes in Trenton, Florida. What a great quilt shop. They have over 5000 bolts of fabric. While there we mentioned we were beginning I Spy quilts. One of the ladies said that she was making 4 for her grandchildren and that she would send us some of her scraps. A week or so after we got home, a package arrived with lots of useable pieces. Therefore, the pieces in the quilts come from Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. I did the cutting and some of the in the ditch quilting. Judy sewed all the pieces together. What fun.

    Attahced are pictures of one of the quilts. I am sending a second message with number 2.

    I Spy quilt number 1
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    I Spy quilt number 1 detailed of 192 different pieces.
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    First of all let me say welcome to our quilting family. We are really happy to have another male quilter. Second I love your quilts. I don't think that I have sean an I spy that big. You did a great job.

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    WOW! Great work! I will have to put this on my to do list, which is growing by the day! UUGHH. Never enough time...or material.


    Kyia

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    What lucky kids! This is so colorful! How great is it that you were able to meet another quilter doing the same project with extras? :mrgreen:

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    Here's one I made for my granddaughter. She is not i n my life anymore, but she does cherish her quilt.
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    Will (& Shirley too): WOW, what a bunch of work went into those. But what fun those kiddies are going to have playing I SPY!!! Great job.

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    I've never heard of or seen an "I spy" quilt. Both of your's are really cute!

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    The quilts are great. How difficult was it to find all the different fabric?

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    I love them!!! Love the way they are put together.

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    How fun are they??? Great job!!!

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    Hi, Initially it was easy. Of course, with needing 192 different pieces each for 2 quilts, it became harder. At the end, we were 9 pieces short and had to really scrounge the cloth stores. Wal-Mart only goes so far and most of their stores have the same material of this type. We did find one store that would cut a fat eighth which was nice.

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    I love them, a lot of hard work,

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    Those are very cute, you must have some very special neighbors :D

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    What a great job. Those boys are going to have a grand time snuggling under them and playing with them. You are really good neighbors.

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    Will/Judy

    They are both wonderful. The boys will love them, they'll definately keep them occupied with all the vibrant colours. Nice to be able to look at all the fabrics & relate them to different parts of the country too.
    Such lucky boys to have neighbours like to you. :D

    Tisha

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    This gives me an idea for a piece of fabric I saw on the remnant table at the fabric store. I just passed it over but it was something with all the states. I may have to go back and take another look at that fabric, even though I scolded myself for the stuff I bought yesterday. This would make a nice quilt for the new granddaughter I'm expecting. (I've only planned three so far - LOL!) Can't beat the price at $1.99/yd and it would give me 50 squares.

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    Wow! I'm sure they'll have hours of fun with their quilts! Lucky boys!

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    very nice quilt

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    They both turned out wonderful! I'm sure the boys will have lots of fun using them!

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    I did one for my grandson (before he was born). The first two quilts had been based on my daughter's likes and I asked my SIL what he would like (he was totally confused), but he is Korean and said Yin Yang, he supposed. So I made a straight yin yang surrounded by "I spy" type of fabrics. I'll try to put in a picture... Oh well, some of us are just too elctronically challenged to exist. sigh.........

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