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I Spy, number 1

Old 06-29-2008, 10:01 AM
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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

I Spy quilt number 1 detailed of 192 different pieces.
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:41 AM
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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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Old 06-29-2008, 11:15 AM
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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.

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Old 06-29-2008, 11:22 AM
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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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Old 06-29-2008, 01:27 PM
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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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Old 06-29-2008, 02:22 PM
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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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Old 06-29-2008, 04:09 PM
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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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Old 06-29-2008, 04:11 PM
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The quilts are great. How difficult was it to find all the different fabric?
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:15 PM
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I love them!!! Love the way they are put together.
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:23 PM
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How fun are they??? Great job!!!
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