Quilting and I Spy Quilts
I Spy quilts are fun quilts for children.
They are easy and frugal to make. I
Spy quilts are bright and colorful, and full of pictures that kids enjoy.
I Spy quilts are usually
cut so that the pictures in the fabric are placed in the center of the
blocks. Sometimes I Spy Quilts are made out of large squares. I've put a picture
at the bottom of some of the fabrics I had on my design board when I made my
last quilt. You can also a few fabric here:
you want to make blocks, just design a
grid with squares
and rectangles. They don't have to all be the same design, just the same size.
Simple blocks lend themselves well to I Spy
quilts, such as the
I Spy quilts can be busy. You can throw out
the rules about having a place for the eye to rest. You want the quilt to
be busy, because you make a game out of the I Spy Quilt.
If your child is young, you can ask them to find
a picture, such as a dog or a fire truck. If they are older, you can ask
them to find something that starts with a letter of the alphabet.
Some quilters are very technical with their I Spy quilt.
have a block for every letter in the alphabet.
Have some fun with your children or
grandchildren. Collect fun prints, make one for your little ones, and make
one for charity.