Wednesday, February 5, 2014

My I-SPY quilt is growing

On my design wall is an  I-SPY QUILT I started for our new grandson this past Fall. 

Thanks to the support of fellow bloggers Marianne at The Adventurous Quilter and Dona at Grateful 4 Quilting  my I-Spy WIP is growing:
I need about 75 more squares as I want to have five rows on each side of the heart.

And with little guy just smiling away as he sat grabbing at all of  Grandma's scraps,
 I was too distracted to even think of cutting any new 4 inch squares. 
My oldest daughter and I did have fun discussing what backing to use and sorting through scraps in search of more squares. (With no help from this little guy as you can see! LOL!)  BTW: She settled on using a red minky fabric for the backing of the quilt...oh how cuddly, soft that will be for this little cuddle bug of ours!
Don't you just love happy babies. His parents are naturals!
I can't wait to get sewing on this quilt...I miss them already.
But still smiling, grateful for their visit, 
"Grandma" Val:)

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39 comments:

LA Paylor said...

The quilt really inspires me to make something scrappy for V-day this year. It's our 20th Vday together.
But that baby laughing!! I can just hear the chortles! That's the happiest picture I could have seen on this gray day of sleet.
LeeAnna Paylor

Lorna McMahon said...

Your love shows through in this post... and this WIP! A red minky will highlight the heart perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing those beautiful pictures of your grandson. He's growing so big! What a handsome smile! Quite the charmer!

Handmade Whimzy said...

I love the heart in the middle. He'll treasure this quilt from his Grandma Val for ever.

Bead and Needle said...

Nothing better than a laughing, happy baby - he's adorable. The quilt is going to be so special...you know he's going to love it forever, Grandma...Happy Wednesday - happy sewing!

Kris said...

That little guy is adorable and i can see his quilt will be right down his alley. I can't wait to see the finish.

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

The eye spy quilt is great but the grandbaby steals the show!

Terri said...

Love your quilt - such a cute recipient!
I'll look through my I Spy collection and send you some squares - send me your snail mail address.
Hugs

Val Spiers said...

What a fabulous quilt. I love how the heart is growing! Mother and baby just seem to glow in that picture. Very special.
valspierssews

Terri said...

What size are your "blocks"?
Hugs

Valerie Reynolds said...

My blocks are all cut 4 inch square. THANKS Terri!!!!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Woot Woo!!! THANKS Terri!!!! I'll email ya!

Valerie Reynolds said...

YAH!!! I'm so glad his smile made your day!!!!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Thanks Lorna!!! And yah...red minky...what a great idea!!! I've never quilted minky...but I can't imagine it will be much different than flannel??? If there's something I need to know blog friends...do share! smile! V:)

kathyinozarks said...

looks good-

Valerie Reynolds said...

I din't realize how much the heart grew till I prepared this post. My other daughter "took over" playing with the heart this weekend...and I sooo love her improvements...a bigger heart is better!!! My daughter is really enjoying becoming a mom!! YAH!! I'm so proud of her and our son in law!!! (I love that as the grandma we can just openly brag! LOL!!!)

Valerie Reynolds said...

Notice his picture is the biggest...LOL!!!

Valerie Reynolds said...

My daughter and son in law are already talking about how they'll use it ALL the time!!! LOVE THAT!!!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I'm taking extra care on the seams to make them a good 1/4 inch...so it can stand being dragged around!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Thanks! And I think the red minky backing will really accent the heart!!!

Dona said...

I love it! I did a little eye spy on the quilt myself. Your little guy is just so cute! They are so fun to sew for.
Have fun.

A Quilter's Mission said...

Oh Val..what a happy grand son! Your I-Spy is coming along beautifully.

Valerie Reynolds said...

Thanks for your help Dona!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Big smiles for sure!

Carol D. said...

Love the idea of an eye-spy quilt. Guess I had better start now collecting squares as I can see it takes a lot.

Three Sheep Studio said...

CUTE. CUTE. CUTE. Both the quilt and the sweet little one !!
There is a reason they call them GRAND babies ;)
Rose

Live a Colorful Life said...

I think the red heart in the middle is genius! I agree with Three Sheep Studio's comment about the reason they call them GRAND babies! They are the best.

Paula Hughes said...

Will be such a fun quilt! Love it.

Marianne Jeffrey said...

I have about twenty more squares cut for you :-) they'll be on their way soon!

Melanie said...

Babies and quilting is a WONDERFUL thing!! and Sharing it across 3 generations!
Love the I-Spy. Have yet to see one like yours!
Happy quilting.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is going to be so adorable! Even we Grownups would have fun looking at it!

Susan said...

I hope to make an I spy quilt SOME day! The heart in the center is very cute!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

aw! what a sweet smile! I know you love cuddling with him, and I know he will love that quilt one day when he's old enough!

Thanks for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Valerie Reynolds said...

Woot Whoooo! Thanks Marianne!!!

Jessica Hadden said...

Adorable baby and quilt!

Eugenia Maru http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com said...

Que hermosos trabajos y que precioso bebe. Lindo blog
Saludos desde Chile
Maru
http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com

Jenna Gardner said...

Seeing this gets me ust that much more excited for the eye spy quilt! It will be so omuch fun as he grows up. :)

Valerie Reynolds said...

...and the minky back will be perfect! Good pick!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love how you added the heart into your quilt. He looks so happy as does your daughter. Way to go Grandma Val!

Maryse said...

Oh wow! What a burst of colors...It looks quite magical. The heart in the center is such a great idea, so much love in that quilt.:)
I can't wait to see it complete.

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