Friday, April 19, 2013

ABC x 2 +2= 4


I've finished two ABC I Spy happy block quilts.  One is for my grandson and another is for my niece's son.  They have been UFOs for quite some time.



Both quilts are reversible - one has a match game and the other has school themed happy blocks. The school themed blocks was also a UFO.

1. Quilted with a kind of concentric square pattern on my DSM. Binding is stripes. Happy blocks consist of swapped 6.5 inch squares bordered in 2.5 inch strips. Letters were ironed on...

 ...Back consists of school themed happy blocks. Some of the blocks were bordered by others in a happy block swap where you send centers to others to be bordered and you do the same for them.
 It's so cold and windy outside today so it was difficult to get good pictures. Here's a closeup of the ABCs. I had to show the E for Eyeballs since my grandson loves that fabric.
 And here's the reverse side. I haven't washed it yet to get the crinkly goodness. Out here in the country we only do our laundry on the weekends when the electricity is cheaper so I'll be washing them up tomorrow.
 2. Quilted with a kind of concentric circle pattern on my DSM. Binding is solid blue. Happy blocks consist of swapped 6.5 inch squares bordered in 2.5 inch strips. Letters were ironed on...

 ...reverse is a match game...what goes with an elephant? (Peanuts)...what matches with a pincushion? (Pins!)  These 6.5 inch blocks were also swapped.
Two quilts or four quilts 50 x 60? 

To check out other Friday finishes please visit the following links: 
Link a Finish Friday



A Lovely Year of Finishes To finish one alphabet quilt was my goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes. Now that I've completed it I'm linking up at the Lovely Year of Finishes Linky Party. 


12 comments:

Schulz Family said...

Wow you have been very busy. They look great. visiting from crazy mum quilts

Sara said...

The matching game quilt is so fun!! Great colors:):)

Heather P said...

They are wonderful!

Jeni B Quilts said...

I love it that you made them reversible! I may have to copy you!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

These are adorable! And of course Happy too... love the backings and the letters you added.

ipatchandquilt said...

What a great idea to incorporate games in the quilts. So smart! And beautiful!!!
Esther

Terri said...

I enjoy so much picking out charms that I have swapped with you :-)

Valerie Reynolds said...

See....I totally missed this quilt as I wasn't blogging in April...I absolutely love that it's reversible! It's the best kid quilt with all the eye spy fabric and the ABC's! THIS is exactly what I hoped would come out of this linky! Thanks so much for linking it at the Tuesday Archive party! (Oh...and my button looks awesome...teehheee...THANKS!)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love this quilt! Reversible too! What child would not love all the bright fun fabrics. So glad I got to see this quilt.

Béa said...

Very beautiful !

Kris said...

Totally cute but totally a lot of work to put into both sides!

Dee Dee said...

Thanks for the inspiration.....