Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival--Matching Quilt

Hi everyone! I wish I had been able to finish a new quilt for this fall's Blogger's Quilt Festival, but with our recent move and the fact that we are living in temporary housing (just for 2 more weeks!), that just hasn't been possible.

So for my entry, I ended up deciding on a quilt I made for my oldest son back in 2004. I had just had my second baby and wanted to make him a baby quilt, and I also decided my then 4-year-old needed a bigger quilt as well. There weren't really sewing blogs back then, but I found an online quilting message board where I participated in a 4.5" I-spy charm swap. The fabrics were swapped in pairs, and I made my boys each a "matching quilt." So each square has a match and it's kind of fun to try to find the matching pairs of kitty, or cow, or ghost, or whatever fabric.

D's quilt 
I decided to sash this one with 1" strips of black fabric, and I love how it turned out. It's quilted with variegated brightly colored thread, but I don't have any other pictures of this quilt at the moment.

Don't miss out on the rest of Blogger's Quilt Festival! Check out all the great quilts at Amy's Creative Side.
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16 comments:

Sandra said...

What a great idea, they have to 'share and work together' to find the matches.
Come see my entries: #29 miniature reproduction quilt and #31 antique 1850 Star quilt

Candied Fabrics said...

I love I Spy quilts - and having matching ones is super awesome!

ormondbeach (robin) said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Eileen said...

great your boys have matching quilts and it's so fun. love i spy and have everything ready to make one for dl's and adam's family but keep stressing over how to put them together--love your black sashing!! you found a house to rent, then? hope you get settled soon...know that's hard to be in limbo

Jane said...

I'm so with you. I blogged my entry from my hotel room between bouts of house hunting. Your quilt is great!

sewfrench.com said...

Love the story of internet quilting groups pre blogs. Great black sashing, too. I'm sure your boys have had a blast with them!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This is a great I-spy quilt. I love how the striped binding sets it off.

Marissa said...

I love this idea! My kids are alwasy asking me to make them new blankets (they are big blanket lovers) and if it's ok with you I would love to use your idea for my kids. I think it great how a simple game can turn into a beautiful piece of art. Thanks for sharing!
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Leanne said...

It looks like a wonderful quilt to play i-spy with your son while cuddled up under it.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Hopping over here from the festival and loving your I-Spy quilt! I really like how the black sashing sets everything off. I'm currently collecting I-Spy squares in hopes of making one like this. I hope you're moving transition in a smooth one!

Vicki said...

Marissa, or anyone else, feel free to use this type of layout for your I-Spy quilts! I'd love to see them when you're finished. :)

Sandra said...

Great job on your I Spy quilt! Love the matching concept:)

Habibti at Home said...

What a fun idea! Looks like a great quilt and I agree, the black smashing makes it pop!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

This is a great quilt!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

that's a great I spy, the sashing works really well

Martha said...

Beautiful quilt...thanks for sharing.