* Note: (1) Blocks are beginning blocks (2) Blocks are a little more challenging
Frugal Quilting Basics
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 fussy 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: Charity Quilts
If 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 snowball quilt block.
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. They 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.