This is my "I Spy" quilt. This quilt is one of the few, and I mean very few, quilts that I have made for me or my family. Meaning it still has residence in my home. About 5 years ago my mother introduced me to the idea of an "I Spy" quilt and I was hooked. I decided that day that I was going to make one large enough to take up the living room floor and allow for hours of play :)
So I started collecting fabric. It took a long time (especially as we were on a super tight budget while in school) to find 98 different "spying" blocks in assorted background colors. (Orange, it is a killer). A little over a year (I wanted all the holidays represented), and a trip to my Mother-In-Laws fabric stash (thanks again Mom!) and I had rounded up all my squares. Then I began putting it together.
This quilt holds the record for longest time taken to put together a quilt top :) I don't know if that is something I should be proud of, but it is true none the less. Lets just say it took me "a while" to make it.
But oh, how happy I am with it. My kids love to play "I Spy" and they run around in endless circles trying to find things. As they get more familiar with the quilt the "finding" gets more complex. I am talking like "I Spy a frog that only has 2 toes" specific. It is especially fun when it is my husband's turn and he always manages to have his hand conveniently covering exactly what the kids are spying :)
So that's my quilt! EDIT ** I have had so many sweet requests for instructions on this quilt I just finished up a tutorial for it. You can find it here, or under the tutorial tab at the top of the page and there is a printable version that can be found for free here :) I hope you have enjoyed your visit here at Happy Quilting and feel free to return often :) I love visitors!!