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, as they're easy snowball blocks with lids. 

Have a great day quilting!


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

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

  3. Great quilt, so many fun fabrics

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

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

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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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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