Being pretty new to the world of quilting, there are many things I’m just discovering. One thing I’ve heard about for a little while is an ‘I Spy’ quilt and ‘I Spy’ swaps. I really had no clue why they were called this. For those of you avid quilters out there, I know….duh. For the rest of you, I’ve *ta-daa* just found out!
I Spy quilts are made by cutting and sewing together a variety of novelty & conversational prints. Typically, these are children’s prints or similar object-based imagery that become a fun visual treasure hunt for the child to “spy” and find within the finished quilt.
Hello. Makes total sense now.
And I Spy swaps make total sense too, as trading your remaining fabric with something from another quilter’s inventory is a much faster and cost effective way to accumulate a big enough variety to create a fun quilt sooner than later.
And how neat is this: you can score an awesome I Spy assortment right here in one fell swoop and get your sewing started pronto.
Along with the work of some stellar fellow Spoonflower designers, I was very pleasantly surprised today to find my Remembrance Through Recognition print included in the Eden set. You can spy it in the above photo, courtesy of Crafterhours. A big thank you to them!
I’m already playing the game like mad with my eldest, so it’s totally in keeping that I’m really loving this whole I Spy trend as well. I just might need to try my hand at one of these quilts sometime.
I mean, really. A handmade blanket that keeps you warm and entertained at the same time? I spy with my little eye something that starts with perfection.