I finished the I Spy quilt! It's probably actually a "throw" since I didn't quilt it.
For quite a while now, most of August, I haven't been in the mood to sew. Our bedroom is very hot with lots of sun and little breeze. The air conditioning isn't too effective on the fifth floor. Maybe that was part of it. Regardless, it was quite a sewing funk.
I was also really torn on how to finish it. Binding? No binding? Quilted? Tied?
Call it sewers block.
Finally, yesterday I got back up on the horse and started sewing again.
My original thought was that this would be for long car rides and plane travel. Entertainment and comfort. I also wanted to include family pictures so the little kiddies would remember us should they move to China. I love how the photos came out.
I used a vintage sheet for the back and some fleece for the batting. After much debating I decided not to bind or quilt it. I also have not tied it at all. I was wondering, do you think the ties would be distracting while "I Spying?" I can always add them later if I am so inclined.
A few years ago Cliff had this great throw with a pocket that could be folded into a pillow. So I added a pocket on the back so that it could fold into a travel pillow.
I made a cute cover for the pocket and sadly, when it is folded it's on the inside. My ability to visualize the fold process failed me. I will not be going back to fix that. What's done is done.