Monday, June 26, 2017

I Spy a Finish

I Spy
40 x 48
For baby Marshall, my grandnephew, who entered the world a few days ago and a few days before grandnephew, Tyberius, who already has his quilt.  (Only 3 more quilts to go for this year - oh, the joys of a very large extended family!!!)

Baby and parents can play I Spy and spy colors, numbers, letters, pictures, things that start with a letter...and so on.  I suppose you could even spy some shapes and when they get older find something that rhymes with ?


I like to use these velvety iron on letters. I iron them on next to the pic that starts with the letter but don't put them all in the same spots next to each pic so kids have to hunt around.  The velvety feel gives an  extra tactile sensation when kids trace the letters.   Now...I'm not sure Marshall will be able to identify T for Telephones that look like that or even S for Stamp so he will get a history lesson with his quilt too. 


In order to get 30 blocks for a 5 x 6 layout I add fabrics with numbers and letters at the beginning and end. 


I backed it with some flannel with monkeys on it. 



13 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Marvelous!!! What a lucky baby to receive such a gift quilt.

Shasta Matova said...

Warm and comfy and educational too. Love the idea of using the letters - I hadn't thought of that.

Julierose said...

Oh so cute--they will have fun with them; I have to just quilt the two i made for my grandgirls..hugs, Julierose

gayle said...

I thought the same thing when I saw those telephones...
I spy a lot of fun!

Vic in NH said...

Cute! Cute! cute! The monkeys on the flannel backing are a riot.

---"Love" said...

I, too, thought the same thing when I saw the telephones. Most likely a grandchild born today will never see a phone with a cord attached to a wall. Anyway, the quilt is adorable, and unique! Great job. ---"Love"

Lesley Gilbert said...

I'm collecting fabrics in the hope of one day making an I Spy quilt - love your version :)

margaret said...

so much for the little ones to see on these quilts and liking the letters you have added makes learning fun for them too when they get a bit older

Linda said...

Another great I Spy baby quilt. Love the idea of dotting the letters around the quilt. Do you appliqué around the iron on letters? Your family is growing fast!

Karen's Korner said...

Such a fun happy quilt. Nice work.

Patty D from NC said...

Very fun quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

Crystal_235 said...

Very fun quilt!!

Ella said...

Love the i-spy! Thanks for participating in the FAL!