Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I Spy A Finished Quilt

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Fun with the self timer on my camera.

I Spy Quilt

I did it! A real (small) I Spy quilt! I machine pieced the whole thing and machine quilted wavy lines in between the rows. There are 120 little pictures to spy.
I Spy Quilt Back
I used a thrifted sheet for the back. It is so perfectly worn and soft.
Binding on I Spy Quilt
It took me about a week to make in the evenings. I used the striped bias tape I made last year for the sides. The bias tape was a bit wonkey and not perfectly even, so I machine sewed the front and hand stitched the back. Hated it! Then I made another binding (not on the bias-sneaky!) and used Angry Chickens No Swearing method to sew it on with the machine. It worked out pretty well.

This one is going to a family at church. Both daughters need surgery in the next few months. I figure this will keep them cozy and hopefully entertained during their recovery.

I am really feeling like I have come to the other side of a big learning curve with my sewing lately and it's so nice!

5 comments:

Christy said...

Wow Jane, it looks great! I'm sure the family will love it. :)

Vivienne said...

Anyone who can sew just amazes me. Your quilt is great!

Tiff said...

It turned out so cute!!! I have yet to make a quilt. I guess i had better get on the bandwagon!

HollyLynne said...

It is beautiful! You must be so thrilled to know that it is going to two little girls who will love and need it. I almost teared up reading your post and thinking about it!

Nutsy Coco said...

Great job and I'm sure the girls will love it!