Monday, August 22, 2016

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ


ABC I Spy
40 x 48

I didn't expect to receive an invitation to a baby shower yet for a baby due on Halloween but I did and with only a 10 day advance notice.  Yikes! I had to finish up this shower gift quickly.  The shower for my nephew's wife is Saturday. 


I quilted it with spirals on my DSM in a light green thread. 


I have several sets of ABCs from swaps just waiting for an announcement of a new baby. I try to mix and match and include things with meaning to the family.  Grandma (my sister) LOVES flamingos and grandpa LOVES to play golf.  My nephew proposed on Halloween dressed as a banana and his soon-to-be wife was dressed as a monkey... 


...and mom LOVES owls.   I've made several of these ABC quilts and after all is quilted I iron on the letters of the alphabet from a purchased set of letters that are kind of velvety to the touch. 


Like I said...I thought I had more time to finish up this quilt.  I was going to order some ABC fabric I found on line for the backing but instead used some polka dot fabric from stash for the backing and binding. 


With a little book on ABCs my gift is complete.  I may add a rattle or two if I get a chance to get to the store. I was going to make a little stuffed rabbit and give a copy of the Velveteen Rabbit too but like I said...time was limited!





15 comments:

Scrap and quilts said...

Congratulations! It's adorable. Great job on this adorable quilt. ;^)

Sally T said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I'm making an i-spy quilt as a donation to our local pre-K. It's through our guild where we're supposed to provide a quilt and a book. Tying it to the alphabet is totally awesome. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Just love the baby quilt. How big did you make the squares. Very lucky baby to receive such a lively quilt.

Christine

gibbyc57@yahoo.com

sophie said...


What a sweet quilt. I know that both Moyer and child will enjoy it.

Cathy said...

The quilt turned out darling - way to go! I think it's the perfect baby shower gift, and the addition of the little book is inspired!

Kathi Riemer said...

What a lot of wonderful fabrics for little eyes to see. Nice!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a fun quilt!

Mia is mine said...

Your quilt is fabulous! It will make Baby's tummy time fun with so many bright colors to look at!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

What a great idea to have those I Spy blocks waiting for the perfect gift! I like how you turned it into an ABC quilt, too. That will be years of fun for your nephew's family!

Sue SA said...

Great quilt! I did a abc eye spy for my kids, but struggled with some of the letters. I had some great glow in the dark skeleton fabric which was awesome for Xray!! I love your variety, especially the monkeys and bananas, that is great!

gayle said...

Aww... Great quilt! Especially the part where the objects have special meanings to the the family!
(I give up, though - what's the 'X'?)

Vic in NH said...

Another really cool baby quilt and kudos on the quick finish!

Kaja said...

Adding the alphabet on top of the blocks is a great idea!

Jo said...

Happy ABC quilt. Well done

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's lovely! Congratulations on your finish, and thank you, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts, for taking part!