Saturday, December 20, 2008

I Spy Quilt is Finished!

So a month or two ago I posted that I was going to make an I SPY quilt for Kelsey's 1st grade teacher for Christmas. Well, here it is. This is just the quilt top. I ended up using big squares - 14 inch ones because I figured that would fit a first grade behind pretty well. It turned out being about 98 inches by 98 inches total.




I finished it and double batted it for EXTRA softness and yesterday I wrapped it up in a cute box and took it to school so Kelsey could give it to her teacher. Kelsey was excited, I think I was too. I hope she likes it!


I have been working on another project. I posted this picture in October and told you that I had to make 2 more of these loops, cut them all up and realign them into more strips and sew them back together. Well I did just that.


The problem is that the quilt top turned out to be about 7 feet long and only 3 feet wide! There is no changing it either because of the way the pattern works. My options are to go buy more fabric of the 23 different kinds I used - hoping to find it all again, make a quilt that fits a beanpole, or chop it in half and make 2 baby quilts. Nice work Rachel! Oh well, live and learn right?


The pattern is a fun one though. Maybe one day I will make another one that actually fits something and has a purpose!

8 comments:

Jenn said...

Holy big quilt and holy skinny quilt! :)
We have a bean pole afagan at our house too. Darryl didn't want to do any more work on it. He was going to make it really big so it's really long and skinny.

mom said...

It's too pretty to just sit in the closet,,,,use your great imagination and come it with something, cause its great.

mom said...

It's too pretty to just sit in the closet,,,,use your great imagination and come it with something, cause its great.

Family of ARTISTS said...

Me I would put it on the back of my couch and use to wrap up in on a cold day. It is a beautiful pattern. Nikki

acrane said...

You are so creative I love the I spy quilt her teacher will just love it
so fun the other one is beautiful also I am with your mom you will come up with something.

Jenny said...

I am sure we had some really cute fish fabric, and some airplanes... where are they? I don't seem to be able to spy fish or planes just BYU and the U :)

Amanda lee said...

I feel a slight connection to the "fire and ice" dragon fabric that Thomas picked out. That was the first thing I saw. LOOKS GOOD and I want to see the beanpole one close up. The design looked awesome!

Spencer's Adventures said...

That is a sweet I spy quilt. What a lucky teacher! I just realized that Amanda probably gave Thomas' teacher one of those. How am I going to measure up to that?!! Really though...a cute idea that turned out awesome!

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