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.
WHERE WAS THIS FABRIC WHEN I WAS A KID?! IT HAS THEIR CORRECT NAMES ON IT FOR KIDS TO LEARN!
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!