Sunday, January 23, 2011

Nickel I Spy #1

I call this quilt Nickel I Spy #1 because I need to make a bunch of them.  My husband and I have 20 grandchildren between the two of us. More than half of them are young enough to get an I Spy quilt and I don't want them all to be the same pattern.  So we'll see how many I can come up with.  That will be a challenge within this challenge.  I guess that answers the question about whether or not I'm crazy!

Nickel I Spy #1
There are only 9 blocks in this quilt.  I used the same basic 9 patch block that I used in my Nickel Row quilt but changed it a little for the corner blocks.  It measures about 41" X 41" and uses 81 5" squares.

I used a polyester batt in this quilt so that I did not have to quilt it very much.  I didn't want a lot of quilting that would take away from the objects in the fabrics.  Linda of L&R Designs used a wavy quilting design to outline the rows.  Did you know that a wavy line is stronger than a straight line of stitching?  Straight lines can pop their stitches more easily.  Here's a close-up of the quilting design-

The backing fabric I used ties in with the I Spy theme also.  It looks like writing on a chalk board and there are things that kids can spy with their little eye.  I wonder who will get this one!


  1. Very cute Candy! I love the chalkboard backing to go with this fun idea. Keep goin girl, there isn't a minute to waste. Bren


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