Sunday, March 19, 2017

ABC, 123, Rainbow I Spy #1 of 5



I Spy #1 of 5
40 x 60

Ready to give as a shower gift next Saturday
(I just need to go buy a couple of books to include with the quilt. Books and a quilt...sometimes a stuffed animal or rattle are my usual baby gifts. )


I spy the color green, I spy something you can eat, I spy a bird, I spy the letter P...




I usually also include a couple of blocks with numbers at the beginning and end so you can find numbers.   The letters of the alphabet are iron on.  I iron them on after the quilting is done.  


I quilted it with spirals on my old plain Jane Janome since Brother Bob is not working very well these days.  I pieced together some batting and used some flannel monkeys on the back. I pre-washed the flannel since I knew it would shrink and darn it if it didn't shrink enough so that I was about one inch short in width so had to piece the backing.   Luckily I bought enough for several quilts.  

I had just enough of an  orange solid that matched the orange monkeys on the back so used it for the binding. 

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17 comments:

Julierose said...

Oh what a lucky baby and Mom--they will just love it ! Great "I Spy"
quilt hugs, Julierose

Jayne said...

The idea behind these kind of quilts is so cool! I sometimes wish I was a quilter when my children were young! Beautiful finish!

Jennifer said...

this is a great quilt! thanks for sharing... I plan on keeping this one in mind for my grandchildren!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Fabulous quilt, that is one lucky kiddo!

Quilter Kathy said...

Such a fun quilt! And a perfect gift!

Monica said...

Yes, that's happened to me too, when the pre-wash takes something that I thought was plenty big, and makes it too small! But, you coped, and it's a great finish! It looks wonderfully cozy to me. :D

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's such a fun finish and will be a great gift! I like the way you organized the blocks with the sashings the same along the diagonal.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

So many fun fabrics in this one. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Ivani said...

it is lovely quilt!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on your newly completed quilt. LOVE the scattered alphabet. It gives the quilt a more whimsical look.

Linda said...

Another great quilt finish. Love the pattern the colours your block frames make. I haven't seen iron on alphabet letters. Must look for some. Do they stand up to lots of washing?

gayle said...

I Spy a perfect shower gift!

Sue SA said...

Love it!

PaulaB quilts said...

One of the best I Spy quilts I've seen. Having the numbers and letters will keep the little one interested for a longer time. I taught my day the letters at under a year old. And she's never stopped reading.

Kate said...

What a fun baby quilt! Love those iron on letters, those add even more fun.

Louise said...

Such a great quilt! Now I want to start hoarding, um, collecting, novelty fabrics sorted by letter of the alphabet :)

Karen's Korner said...

Lot of fun and hours to be spend looking at all the interesting pictures. Well done.