Friday, July 12, 2013

I Spy A Clone...

  Quilt stats

Name:  I Spy a Clone!
Design:  224-4" squares with 4" border
Size:  62" by 70"
Fabric: I Spy Scraps and stash fabrics
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white

A few months ago, I made an I Spy quilt for a raffle prize at  my school's spring carnival.  It was a huge success and one family in particular kept talking about the quilt after they were not the winners.  During the last week of school, I was asked to make them one.  And here it is.  Same design, same size but obviously a different mix of I Spy squares.  I was able to take the quilt to show at my guild meeting last evening and today it goes to its new home.

The most time consuming aspect of making a quilt like this is the cutting of the squares.  Oh man!  It takes such a long time to get all the little squares fussy cut.  I was a little smarter this time and cut extra squares as I went along.  Some how I think there will be more of these in my future.

Just a note about the squares. They are 4" squares, the only time there is a repeat in the fabric is if the print repeat is a different mix of spy-ables.  The quilting is my stand-by... a grid of stitching on either side of the squares in Aurifil 50 wt in white.  I love how the grid shows up on the back of the quilt!

Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it Up Friday!


  1. Adorable! I made an I spy quilt for my great niece last year. I had a hard time giving it away!

  2. I am now gathering fabrics for an I Spy quilt for my nephews and niece. They are somuch fun!

  3. AMAZING! Love it! That is a superb I-spy quilt!!!
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  4. Such a great feeling when your quilt is loved enough for a custom request :) This one looks great!

  5. I love this.... It's on my quilt bucket list!! So cute

  6. I am seriously thinking of removing your wonderful blog from my blog Lovin list! WHY - cause now I want to start yet another quilt inspired by your blog! LOL - this quilt looks like so much fun! Yep another for my one day I will make this quilt list!

  7. Clones are good. I'm glad that your great work is getting attention that they wanted their own version.

  8. I got into making I spy quilts by accident. I showed a friend's I Spy on my blog, and then one of my blog friends asked if I wanted some I Spy blocks-- so she sent me 150 of them! Then I started looking through my stash for novelties, and now I pick them up here or there, or ask others for their bits and pieces. Can I send you some?

  9. I love I Spy Quilts. Yours is adorable.

  10. Aggh - great idea - amazingly have never seen a spy quilt before - such a great idea for kids. My head is whirring now. How many fabrics did you use in this quilt for the squares?