Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Sewing Mojo is Back!

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.

Abby's Family I Spy Quilt

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.


Nutsy Coco said...

Very cute! I think the pillow pocket is a great idea (even if it didn't turn out quite right).

Mama Said Sew said...

Yippee, a finished sewing project! It looks great and I'm sure it will be much loved. :)

Becky said...

That is so pretty! Someone made my daughter an I Spy quilt (not as big as yours) when she was a baby, and it is tied. I thought that was fine, but I always had it hung on the wall above her crib.

Anyway, I can't wait to read more of your blog!

Carrie J said...

Great idea. May I ask what process you used to put the pictures on the quilt? Thanks.