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Thread: I Spy quilt for 86 year old.

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    Super Member vintagemotif's Avatar
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    I quickly pulled this one together over the weekend, marathon sewing. I saw the post last Friday on the I Spy quilt and just loved it ( that gal followed someone's pattern that is posted on site). Well, my father's 86 birthday is coming up and I didn't know what to get him. After seeing the two pretty I Spy quilts, I knew just what I was going to give him- An I Spy quilt. I took his interests from over the years to use as the theme: music, birds, sailing, money, space, dogs, travel, and baseball. Since his mother had been a quilter too, I found a fabric that looked like a quilt. I also used some fabrics that were scraps that my mom had sent me. I was able to send it in the mail Monday, my deadline. I had some frustrations with working with a fusible batting, which didn't work (that was a rant post of mine on Sunday).
    I like this quilt pattern so much that I plan to use this theme quilt not only for children, but also for adults. I thank the two gals for sharing their pictures of their beautiful work; it was such a great inspiration for me.
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    Beautiful work. I love this one!

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    Love it and I'm sure your dad will too.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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    what a great quilt! I bet your dad will love it!

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    What a wonderful idea for your Dad! So much thought and love went into it. He's going to love it! :D

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    Very nice!

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    I love this kind of I spy. Your father is going to love it!!!!

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    Great job-- love the layout--I can't seem to get the colors to follow whats in my head :(

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    Cool idea! It might be helpful for dementia/alzheimers patients, too.

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    Beautiful.

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    what a wonderful gift. He is gonna love it

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    Fabulous quilt! Your Dad will just love it!!

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    It is great and he's going to love it!
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    I never thought of making these for adults...It would be wonderful for stimulating their minds...I have made many,many of these for kids..They are so good to have when traveling...Sure helps pass the time...

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    it is beautiful and a fantastic idea!
    you go girl!

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    Great quilt! He will love it!

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    Lovely!

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    that is beautiful!

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    Beautiful. Your Dad is going to love it. :thumbup:

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    Thank you to everyone! This was a fun project.

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    Beautiful, your Dad will love it. Great job and idea.

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    Awesome quilt! Love the fabrics :D:D:D

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    What a very colorful quilt, I never thought of an I Spy for an adult. Good job.

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    I never thought of an I Spy quilt for an adult either, but after seeing this pattern used I thought why not for an adult. I like this pattern so much for the I Spy quilt that I'm planning to make a couple of quilts using Christmas fabrics. I think this would make a fun and wonderful Christmas present for next year.

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    Fabulous.

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