I have been bitten by the quilting bug. I have decided to sew an I Spy Quilt for my cousin’s little girl. I’ll be seeing her in August when we go to England on holiday. But I am sure when I get started I am going to want to make for the other little ones in the family as well!
Basically an I Spy quilt consists of many different squares of fabric with items easily identifiable by a child. So you can play the childhood game, I Spy with them. Now this means buying an awful lot of fabric so that you don’t have repeats. I looked around for swaps, unfortunately I found a few but they didn’t want to include anyone outside of the US. Eventually I did find one and I have sent off my three packages of fabric and in a few weeks should receive 30 different fabrics back.
I am going to be making a disappearing 9 patch quilt that I saw on the Obsessively Stitching Blog
Normally, if I (or someone else) can't wear it, I don't sew it, however over the years I have done some quilting. When the boys were little I made a dinosaur quilt and a zoo quilt using the paper piecing method. These are from the book "Patchwork Quilts for Children", by Margaret Rolfe. I also took all my old fabric scraps and make a little quilt.
I have also turned a lot of my old running t-shirts into a warm and snuggly quilt. I made one for my younger son as well. These all float around the TV room and the basement for snuggling under while watching TV.