I've posted a bit about it before, but my husband's cousins have two adorable little girls and we spend time together every Friday night. They were over at our house one day (which they find boring since we don't have cable or kid stuff haha) and I was trying to think of something for us to do. We were down in my sewing space and I decided that I'd pull out the charms I got through the I-Spy Charm Swap and we could lay them out and play a little game. That was when E informed me that it was almost her birthday and sweetly requested that I use these "pretty fabrics" to sew her a quilt as a present. Melted my heart!! So the only logical thing to do was start planning and cutting.
I have a tutorial *almost* done so hopefully I can get it up later this week - but I just couldn't wait to share the quilt until then.
Without further ado - The I*Spy Quilt!
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I used 96 different charms and combined them with Kona White for the background. I had the different colors of polka dots in my stash (they're from Connecting Threads) and backed it in purple gingham by Michael Miller and bound it in a Bella purple (not sure the name).
This was also the first big project I free-motion quilted on my home machine! I won't deny that I need some more practice but once it's all washed and crinkly everything fades together. I will definitely be doing some more FMQ at home soon.
The gift was a huge hit, she loved it and snuggled up with it that night!! Her older sister also informed me that if E didn't like it that she'd take it :) - Guess I better get working on a quilt for her too!
TUTORIAL FOUND HERE.