Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday Finish: I Spy Quilt

Okay, so maybe I finished this on Monday.  I'm trying to be diligent about these link party things, so it's a Friday Finish.  From Monday.

Let me preface this by saying (in general and for my mother's benefit): No, I don't have kids.  No, I'm not pregnant.  No, I don't want kids right now.  No, kids are not in my near future, and no, you don't need to ask me if I think I might be "waiting a little too long for kids." 

But I do love kids quilts.  Kids get all the super awesome fun fabric because apparently grown ups can't like super awesome fun stuff anymore.  And, that super awesome fun stuff did not exist yet when I was a kid...the fabric industry just wasn't there yet back in the late 80s/early 90s.

Ahem. It's stuff like this that makes me like kids fabric now.  This is awesome and mark my words, I will find it and I will buy it and it will be for me and not some kid.  That's the bonus of not having kids.  I get to keep the kickass dino fabric for me and it won't get drooled on (much). 

Annnnyway.  So I made up a sample of an I-Spy quilt I've had my eye on (haha...see what I did there...fine, fine I'm done), which means I got to root through the kids fabric for cool things for the littles to hunt for while they're in the shop.  

I liked this one so much because the pattern was really different.  It's like peeking through a key hole at all the I-Spy prints. 

Here are a few of my favorites (the blocks haven't been trimmed yet, I promise they aren't that wonky for real):

And here's a few of the finished product.  26" x 39"...not as large as I'd hoped it would be when I started and didn't read the size on the cover of the pattern (I know, I know):


Now off to quilting!


  1. Love this pattern, what a great finish! Hopped over from Link a Finish!

    1. Thank you Heidi! It was a fun pattern to do.

  2. Your preface makes me laugh. When I was teaching, and before I had kids, I was always nervous shopping for baby shower gifts because I knew I would inevitably run into one of my students, and the rumors would fly as to why I was checking out onesies at the Target. I agree the correctly named dines are awesome. They didn't that when I was a kid because they were still teaching about dinosaurs that weren't correctly assembled, and therefore never really existed. The iSpy pattern is really neat; I hadn't seen it before.

    1. Oh yes, I know that feeling! I am 26 and childless by choice so it comes up a lot lol. If I even comment on thinking a kid anything is cute it like, "So is there anything you want to tell me?" or "so you DO want a kid!" Oh well :-)

      I am a dino nut so I was psyched to see a pretty accurate portrayal of dinos for kids...heck, the Tyrannosaurus Rex is even proportioned right! Even when I was a kid we were taught that a Tyrannosaur stood straight up like Godzilla. I just love seeing how far kids fabrics are coming....nothing even remotely like this was available when I was a kid! It was all very traditional kid stuff (teddy bears, kitty cats, building blocks, etc) and not anywhere near as fun as what's out now. My 5 year old self would have loved that dino fabric for sure!


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