I Spy…

by Nicole

… a finished quilt!

Treasure Boxes2_Full

For the past week, I have trying to finish this I-spy quilt that I started last year for my 2-year old daughter. I used the same approach that I took to making the Treasure Boxes quilt for my 5-year old. I used improvisational piecing and kept things simple by framing the I-spy fabrics in log cabin blocks. This time I used prints and solids in red, orange, pink and gray.

I considered quilting a geometric square pattern to complement the log cabin blocks. Here I was trying the squares on scrap fabric.

Treasure boxes2_practice

In the end, I decided to keep the quilting simple to match the minimalism of the blocks.

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I’m glad that I did. I love the texture of the wavy lines.

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I backed the quilt in flannel because Baby Girl loves her quilts soft.

Treasure Boxes2_Yacht

It feels good to get a work in progress off my list!

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Linking up to Finish It Up Friday! 

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Tessa Marie February 22, 2014 - 4:45 am

Love it! The colors are so vibrant and pretty, the design is perfect and the quilting divine!!

Tubaville February 22, 2014 - 4:52 am

This turned out so wonderful! Nice work!

Jenny February 22, 2014 - 5:37 am

I really love this.

handmadeby EvaRose February 22, 2014 - 6:33 am

Lovely quilt, I like the minimalist log cabin and the wavy quilting line.

Ada Kopitopoulou February 22, 2014 - 6:49 am

Beautiful quilt for a little girl.

Debbie February 22, 2014 - 6:57 am

Really sweet, Nicole! was the quilting a 'stitch' on your machine or did you do it by guiding it?

Patchwork and Play February 22, 2014 - 7:05 am

I love seeing these colours together- pink, red and orange! The little additions of grey are perfect! And the wavy lined quilted gives your quilt such wonderful texture! I love this quilt!

Keela February 22, 2014 - 9:47 am

What a beautiful quilt, I love it!

Katy Cameron February 22, 2014 - 9:57 am

Yay for finishing, it looks fab :o)

Jo February 22, 2014 - 10:51 am

Looks great!

shelley February 22, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Aw. So precious! I can't help but smile at your signature pink and orange color combo – it's so happy. It's so fun making quilts for the wee ones, isn't it?

wannabequilter.com February 22, 2014 - 2:16 pm

Such a great quilt!

Leanne February 22, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Beautiful! I love the wavy lines and the colours on this quilt are so fun.

Suzanne February 22, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Seeing your wip become a fo is incredibly motivating especially because it is so beautiful.

Paige February 22, 2014 - 3:40 pm

This is really darling! You're right, the wavy lines are perfect!

diane February 22, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Darling quilt! The quilting is perfect on it! I'm curious, what kind of longarm do you have? I'm doing my research to hopefully purchase one this spring, so I'd love to hear your thoughts about the one you use! Thanks. 🙂

Terry@ a quilting blog February 22, 2014 - 5:10 pm

This is just so sweet Nicole….what a lucky little girl your daughter is!!! 🙂

~Diana February 22, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Great design as always, thanks for sharing!

Grandma Ruthie February 22, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Love it!

Pieces of Cotton February 22, 2014 - 6:31 pm

If I ever do an I spy quilt, I'm going to do it like yours, with some negative space between the print fabrics. You can see each image so much better.

Diane February 22, 2014 - 7:07 pm

Sweet! I love the wavy line quilting you decided on – fits it perfectly.

Lucy @ Charm About You February 22, 2014 - 7:21 pm

Very sweet and the quilting looks great!

Tammy Vasser February 23, 2014 - 12:22 am

love, love, LOVE it!

Kathy@KayakQuilting February 23, 2014 - 3:12 am

Leave it to you to make a super stylish, modern I spy quilt! The quilting is perfect for this design. Love it!

Carla February 23, 2014 - 4:25 am

Hurray for a finish! Beautiful

Lisa Lisa February 23, 2014 - 5:09 am

I love this so much, Nicole! <3 Your little girl is very lucky to have you for a mom 🙂

Cindy February 23, 2014 - 5:28 am

Beautiful finish. Love how your wavy lines turned out.

Chris February 23, 2014 - 2:55 pm

very cute! i love the colors too!!

Sarah March 8, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Love it! I especially love your wavy quilting. I hope your little two year old cuddles with it lots.

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny April 19, 2014 - 2:49 pm

Nicole, I was just wondering.. on your I Spy quilt…I see you have FMQ'ed it all over with a straight stitch, even across the item to "spy". Is it easy to see the item or does the stitching make it harder to see? With a larger square to see, I wouldn't think it would be problem, but with smaller pieces (like the 2" ones that I will be working with after the 3" ones) I was thinking to FMQ around the little square for this reason..what is your experience with doing FMQ on smaller squares?

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