Thursday, December 2, 2010

Birthday Quilt for T!

Grand-daughter T recently celebrated her birthday, and it was her turn for a quilt from Grandma. I have at last dipped into my I-Spy hoard (collected with Care's assistance) and created my first I-Spy project!

It was fun choosing just the right spies to delight T--since she has limited vision, we tried to choose pictures that are fairly good sized, bright colored, and crisply drawn. Lots of contrast works for T, and we found many of her favorite things in our piles! I used Care's excellent Disappearing Four Patch instructions found here, and the top went together smoothly.

As often happens, time grew short, and I took the top to Care's for quilting--she's much faster than I--and we worked on the borders and binding together. (Thanks, Aunt Care!) And check out the fabulous backing she had in her stash:

I love how the hippos march between the I-spies! There's a blue scrap border on the front, with a red scrap binding.

I'm happy to report that T loves her quilt, and was able to identify all the I-Spies with only a very little coaching--not surprisingly, the broccoli (a great T favorite) eluded her a bit.

Don't miss another of T's delightful gifts on Care's blog--Happy Birthday, T!!


  1. I love this! I want to make an I-spy quilt someday (no grandchildren yet) and I really like the way you've laid this one out. I'm a big fan of putting a neutral with bright colors to balance it out.


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