Treasure Boxes

by Nicole

My modern I-spy quilt has taken residence in my daughter’s room.

Treasure Boxes

I’m calling it “Treasure Boxes,” for the “treasures” inside each box.  Treasure Boxes is my modern minimalism approach to the traditional I-spy quilt.

I used improvisational piecing to highlight images of different sizes with a frame of pink fabric set in a background of off-white fabric. Each frame is customized to fit the image perfectly. I love that no two blocks are the same!

Treasure Boxes_Blocks

By using only two main fabrics, I kept the focus of the quilt on the I-spy images in the centers of the blocks.
I debated quilting curls and swirls, but in the end I took the minimalist route with simple wavy lines all over the quilt.

Treasure Boxes_Quilting

The I-spy pillow I made – also with improvisational piecing – goes nicely with the quilt.

Treasure Boxes_Pillow

We are loving this quilt and enjoy finding all the treasures in the boxes!

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday!

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Lauren Deel November 1, 2013 - 11:34 am

I LOVE this quilt! I love the crisp, clean take on the I-Spy Quilt. Great job!

Lorna McMahon November 1, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Very sweet quilt! And pillow… Love the quilting. I almost thought it was the zig zag quilting done by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts that she calls honeycomb quilting. Glad you went with the improv piecing for the pillow. Congrats on such a fine finish on both!

QuiltingCyclist November 1, 2013 - 4:06 pm


joanold November 1, 2013 - 4:12 pm

Gorgeous! All of those little blocks are just adorable.

Snowcatcher November 1, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Oh, my gosh, this is incredibly cute. What a perfect little girl's quilt!

Debbie Leschisin November 1, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Great quilt, the background really helps to make the blocks pop. Also, great looking texture with the wavy line quilting.

Samantha November 1, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Such a lovely quilt!!!

Katy Cameron November 1, 2013 - 8:11 pm

Love the name, and it looks great :o)

Little Island Quilting November 1, 2013 - 8:40 pm

Nice, fresh and modern take on the ispy quilt. Like it a lot.

quiltswithpersonality November 1, 2013 - 10:29 pm

Gorgeous ….and name very appropriately. I am sure your daughter just loves it! Thanks for sharing. Marie (

Chris November 1, 2013 - 10:50 pm

A big thumbs up! Love it.

Val Spiers November 1, 2013 - 11:35 pm

What a fabulous quilt. I love the pink treasure boxes.

pandchintz November 2, 2013 - 11:28 am

Love this quilt!!!!

charlotte November 2, 2013 - 11:40 am

Love it! I also love that it is a Treasure Box and not just I Spy quilt. Much nicer for a sweet girl's quilt. It turned out wonderful.

Pieces of Cotton November 2, 2013 - 12:55 pm

So much prettier than traditional i-spy quilts. I love it. November 3, 2013 - 12:44 am

I love it!!! Great finish and something she will truly treasure.

Mary Sarah November 7, 2013 - 10:19 pm

I just found your blog. I love this quilt! It's adorable and I love the idea.

Debbe King December 5, 2013 - 5:58 pm

What is that fabric? Finding fabric with African Americans on it isn't easy

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