Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rainbow Cherry Star

I have two recent finishes.


Ada's Plus Quilt (just posted today)
Mackenzie Love

Making an I-Spy quilt playing with color has been something I've thought about since I started collecting I-spy charms.  After seeing two quilts (Flying Blind Cherry Star and B. Yazoo's I-Spy Version)  made using Sarah Fielke's Made in Cherry Pattern, I decided to go for it.  Of course, this is adding to my WIPs.  I have another top secret I-Spy quilt still in its infant stages using I-Spy labels from Crafterhours.  I'll not share that until I have something more substantial to show, but if you are into I-Spy and Spoonflower, Crafterhours is a place you should visit, just sayin'.

Onto the quilt.


There are 220 charms in this top, no repeats. I did this in one day.  The large square in the middle (100 charms) is one piece, and each triangle is a piece.  I'm thinking of using Kona Med gray for the background pieces.  I used 4 inch charms.  My collection of I Spys included 4 and 5 inch charms.  Lucky for me because I used the 5 inch charms to make the HSTs required for the color division.  The kids already love the quilt. It is destined for Willa, the curly headed kid at the top of the picture.  You'll notice a lack of orange.  I have several hundred I Spy charms, but not enough for orange to have its place in this quilt.  If I ever run an I-Spy swap, I'll suggest people look for orange fabric. 





Works still in progress.

Spiderweb quilt- this one is over a year old now. I did work on it this week in that I sorted through my fabric and sorted out some strips to be used in the quilt.  This was a bee quilt.  I also inspected the blocks and had to take out a couple that just aren't big enough to be used.  I've also decided not to make this a queen quilt.  I'm going to make a few more blocks and call it done. 

Houndstooth tubes- I don't think I've ever shared this one on the blog, but it is a WIP for my husband.  It's pretty cool, so I'll have to get back on that one one day soon.

Love you to the Moon- a word quilt.  

Shot cottons wonky log cabin quilt- another neglected WIP.  All the blocks are made.  It needs to be sashed and quilted.

Rainbow Diamond- I need to get on this one or I'll be paying shipping to Japan as my friends are moving duty stations.  Note to self- find out when

Scrappy Bentos- This was a swap block.  I love how it is coming together.  I might keep this quilt for myself!

4x5 bee blocks- Another bee quilt.  It's going to be a birthday present for my little brother.  I need to sash the blocks and think about what I'll use as the backing, and how to quilt. 

Willa's Birthday Quilt- will need to be bound when it returns.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

12 comments:

Mitzi said...

What a great idea for an i-spy quilt! I love it!

Susan Y said...

WOW! And no repeats!?!? That's amazing. Love seeing the kids checking it out in progress!

Kelly said...

That is a seriously cool I-spy quilt!

Cherie said...

Wow that looks incredible! you must of been in an awful lot of swaps to get so many charms =D

A Girl said...

Amazing! and no repeats - double amazing.

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

I love the pattern of the giant star. No repeats - that so cool! ONE DAY?!! You are amazing. :) That is a really cool eye spy quilt.

Nik at boldgoods.com said...

This is the best I Spy I've seen! Such a great job. Maybe you should try using varied patchwork background neutrals, I've seen that in a few places and it would go so well with this design!

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Amy said...

Love it! I would so do a swap for an I spy quilt, I may even have some oranges.just saying:)

Ella said...

Your ispy is fabulous!

jovaliquilts said...

Just saw this on Pinterest -- an amazing quilt! I've made lots of I Spy quilts, including rainbow ones, but never thought to do it this way. I did include orange in mine, but it was tough to get enough and I didn't need as many fabrics as you would in this quilt. If you do an I Spy swap, let me know!

CraftyMummy said...

Gorgeous! Such a clever idea. I can't believe you did it in one day!