A New I-Spy Quilt

by Nicole

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Over the weekend, I started a new I-spy quilt. This one will be for my youngest daughter, who at 2 and a half years old is quickly outgrowing her baby quilts. When I see her quilts just barely covering the length of her body, I realize that she’s not a baby anymore!

All this means, it’s time for a new quilt. I decided to go with an I-spy quilt as it is a great way to introduce kids to new words and ideas.

I spy2 fabrics copy

For example, in just this image of the bumble bee, there are lots of new vocabulary that a child could learn: bumble bee, bandana, antennae, stinger, apron, wings, stripes, hexagon, and honeycomb. Do you see any more? This one little square has at least 9 words. Can you imagine all the potential new words that are in an entire quilt of images like this one? It boggles my mind!

For this quilt, I’m going bold and bright with the colors, using shades of pink, orange, and red, with a bit of gray for a neutral.

I spy2 squares copy

This is the same color scheme I used for my Modern Patchwork table runner. Let’s see how well it works for a kid’s quilt!

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Megan December 3, 2013 - 7:54 am

Such a great way to develop vocabulary! I love that little nanny bee print 🙂

Lucy @ Charm About You December 3, 2013 - 1:40 pm

So cute! Great colours and sweet prints!

Debbie December 3, 2013 - 2:20 pm

I have a feeling it'll be a great kid quilt!

Katy Cameron December 3, 2013 - 10:02 pm

Love the prints you have there, I'm sure it will be a great hit! Of course the great thing with kids that age is that they'll keep on growing for years, so you can make more and more quilts to fit :oD

Adrianne December 3, 2013 - 10:52 pm

Love the idea and the use of borders around your fussy cut blocks to keep it looking pretty. I've always loved the concept of i spy quilts but when you throw a bunch of totally dissimilar prints together I think it looks like a hot mess. This way is much better!

pandchintz December 4, 2013 - 9:37 pm

What fun Nicole! Love how your blocks are looking.

Linh December 7, 2013 - 2:49 pm

This is different way of doing an Ispy quilt love it.

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