W.i.P. Wednesday: Peek-a-Boo!

by Nicole

This puppy has been on my design wall for some time now. Just waiting for my attention.

Those of you with little ones will recognize that it’s Spot.

As you  can see from the worn cover of Good Night, Spot, my eldest daughter loved the Spot books.

When I found this panel of Spot and his favorite colors, I began thinking about how I could use the squares to teach my baby girl her colors. 

She’s 8 months old now and reaching for everything.

What better way to put those little fingers to work than with flaps on a peek-a-boo quilt?

Unlike a book which can be torn by little fingers or ruined by tasting, a quilt can take a bit more of the abuse from little people and bounce back after a trip in the washing machine.

I cut the panel squares out and made blocks. Here’s the blue one.
When you lift up the flap, there’s Spot!

I sewed the blocks together with some sashing, added a couple of borders and voila! 
Putting this top together required more math than I expected, but it all worked out. 
I’m hoping to quilt this one soon so I can test it out with my baby girl. I’ve given her sneak peeks as I made progress and it tickles me to see her smile when she lifts the flaps. 
I’m linking up to W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

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Heidi Staples February 1, 2012 - 8:36 pm


Debbie February 1, 2012 - 8:41 pm

Very cute! I bet baby girl will love it!

beth lehman February 1, 2012 - 8:56 pm

That's awesome! Very Cool – baby girl will have so much fun with it!

Michele February 1, 2012 - 9:00 pm

So clever! the border color blocks are so cool. Bet your little cutie will love it.

Marjorie's Busy Corner February 2, 2012 - 1:35 am

what sweet blocks…..

RobinLovesQuilting February 2, 2012 - 2:57 am

That is so awesome! I love Spot too, and that is a really clever idea. A lift-the flap quilt!

Vivian February 2, 2012 - 1:22 pm

That is such a cute quilt! A zippy striped or scrap pieced border will finish it off nice. Your kids will cherish this one!

heartsease54 February 27, 2012 - 7:34 am

What a terrific idea!

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