Monday, October 26, 2015

I Spy Jars

The I Spy Jars quilt is done!


Here's a picture of some of the jars from the quilt club swap of 60 5" squares.


From those 60, I pulled out all the fabrics with animals or bugs, plus a couple that went with anything, which amounted to 20. Once those jars were made, I figured I had just enough background fabric for another row and column. But I needed 10 more animal squares. Quite a bit of digging through the stash finally yielded the squares, without having to cut into any yardage. Phew! 

With a 1" sashing in between everything, I had just enough background. As in, I have one 1 1/2" strip left. Talk about using up fabric!

Another hunt through the stash yielded a great fabric with colored dots for the borders. It's at the bottom of the picture.

Quilting was a pantograph called Dandy, which suits the jars just fine!

Lucky child that gets this one!

If you have novelty fabrics or squares to create your own I Spy Jars quilt, I've given brief instructions on how to make one here. They're easy snowball blocks with lids. Email me if you have any questions!

Have a great day quilting!



13 comments:

  1. Such a fun way to have a dynamic I Spy quilt! Wonderful work, thanks for the inspiration as usual!!

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  2. what a fun quilt you have here so many fabrics I have never seen before

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  3. Great quilt, so many fun fabrics

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  4. What a fun quilt! What a great fabric swap!

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  5. Such a fun quilt!! This is a great idea for novelty prints :)

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  6. I love eye spy quilts...yours made into jars is cute!

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  7. Lovely quilt - what a great idea for novelty prints for children.

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  8. Very fun!! Yes, some kiddo is going to LOVE this.

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  9. What a fun quilt! For the past few years I've been collecting cute bug fabric for a bug jar quilt and other novelty fabrics for an I Spy quilt, so they are on my bucket list to make.

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  10. A swap is such a smart way to get the variety needed for a good I Spy quilt. Fine work on these jars. And it reminds me that I need to get back to work on my Polaroid I Spy quilts!

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  11. What a fun idea for an i-spy quilt! Thank you for sharing this over on the FWFS blog! We featured your quilt this week!

    http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.com/2015/11/fabric-frenzy-friday-features.html

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