Monday, May 9, 2016

H2H I-Spy Flimsy/Swap Announcement

This Monday I'm joining Em as I find myself Moving Forward"  my  I-Spy flimsy as it goes from the sewing machine to the long-arm. I've had so much fun sewing these I-Spy blocks together for my H2H Happy Chemo quilt. This quilt measures 53" by 56" and was made with 240 4" I-Spy squares. Can you I-Spy the goose and otter? I think they are my favorite,
but then again, the cupcake, hamburger and school bus are so fun too! 

 I guess it's easy to say my list of  I-Spy favorites continuously change as I look. I mean look at that cute little mermaid and ghost as they peek through the lattice as you get this stained glass "look" from the reverse side. I'm always searching for unique fabrics as I shop for fabric or even enter a quilt store.

I've also had fun collecting and trading  squares with fellow bloggers in the past as
 I-Spy quilts are just so darn fun to create, gift and have!
Sooo...with that being said, I've almost run out of them myself and with a list of I-Spy quilts I still want to make, I'm excited to announce that this June I'm hosting my very first swap here at Val's Quilting Studio. All the details will come out June 1st and sign-ups will begin.!! Buttttt....if ya can't wait and want to start collecting now, you'll need ten 1/4 yard or fat quarters of ten different I- Spy prints and you will be able to get your 20 4" squares out of these. (Yes...you'll be getting 200 different squares through this swap!!) Be sure you can tell what you are looking at within a 3 1/2"x 3 1/2" square. (There's many examples in my quilt above.)
 I hope you'll think about joining me for this fun summer I-Spy swap!


PS: Help me spread the word! This will be a double swap...meaning with a maximum of  36 "swap spots" available, you'll be able to sign-up for a maximum of two regular swap spots if you want...but the fabrics for each swap will need to be different. Okay...Happy collecting!!
Val's Quilting Studio

39 comments:

  1. Love the I-Spy quilt. It is going to bring a smile to the recipient as well as hours of fun.

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  2. Sounds fun! I love your quilt, I'm in!!

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  3. Cute! I should send you my novelty scraps. I never seem to find a home for them.

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  4. And thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  5. Sounds fun!! I love I spy quilts!

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  6. Awesome I Spy quilt Val! This will brighten someone's day for sure!
    Yes indeed, please sign me up to join the swap! Is it too early to ask that? I'm going to put your button on my blog's sidebar toot sweet. The only thing is, you may well need more than 36 spots!

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    1. Never too early to sign up! You are on the list. Wouldn't that be amazing to need more spots...thanks for helping spread the word!! A swap is really the only way to collect for an I-Spy quilt. :) V

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  7. Holy cow, that's a lot of different fabrics. Can you imagine buying them all? Swapping is the way to go.

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  8. I also have a hard time picking a favorite. I love the fire truck, elephant...

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  9. Great eye spy quilt. Love the monkey. He is kind of close to the bananas so be careful they might disappear.

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  10. I love your quilt. . . and would love to be in the swap; BUT, I have a question, my husband has a TON of fruit & veggie "all over" print fabrics. . . would they allowed? I noticed in your quilt that there were individual "items" and not overall prints.

    Thank you!

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    1. Actually I do have a few of those in my I-Spy above....check out the right top corner, second row over, four blocks down, you'll find my veggies! :) :)

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  11. Now that's a quilt! Love the brightness for sure. Yes, I too save those squares and find it fun just stroking them when I am bored.

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  12. I love the photo from the back of the quilt through the lattice fence! The swap sounds fun, would it be open to New Zealanders?

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    1. Absolutely! Everyone will be including a prepaid return envelope for their squares....so its up to you if it's worth the price.

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  13. Sounds like a great idea but postage is now too expensive for me ATM...

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  14. Very fun I-spy. Love all those different squares.

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  15. what a fun quilt I do not come across fabrics suitable very often to make a quilt like this maybe it has not caught on here in the UK yet

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  16. What a wonderful quilt Val, such a lot of different fabrics and colours. Love the idea of the I spy swop, nothing like that here.

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  17. I can hardly wait! I bought some fabric today for the I spy Swap!!

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    1. Hope I get on here on the 1st, in time to sign up!

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  18. Val I am very interested in the I Spy swap but am having trouble with comments I leave. If you can read this would you please email me at
    stitchedfromtheheart@yahoo.com
    Thank you
    Shelia

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  19. Very cool! I really like looking at other people's I spy quilts. You've got some great little pieces in there!

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  20. What a fun quilt! Perfect for young children and charities. Collecting the little squares must be best part. :-)
    Thank you for participating to my Fabric, Thread and Yarn link party. Have a good day!

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  21. How nice! I like the mermaid and the pink elephant (gosh, that must be the influence of my daughters - all thing pink). And your photo with the trellis is great!

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  22. I'll definitely sign up on June 1. I love novelties and swap from time to time on on I Spy Yahoo Group - they have the exact same 4 inch swap going on now.

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  23. Hey Val! Firstly, I am so tickled pink that you linked up to my 'lil party.....'cos you are a blogging 'big deal' in my books! second I love your quilt...I Spy's are so much fun. third....I will give it a plug on next weeks linky....and lastly...I would love to be part of it. Thanks again for linking up to Bits'nBobs for Design Board Monday.

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  24. Sounds fun, I would love to make a quilt like yours! I put the button up, and hope to participate in the swap.

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  25. Oh! Count me in! I'll be at the cabin by then, only having internet when I get into town, so I might miss sign-up day. Can I sign up early? Will we be sending our squares to you with a self-addressed stamped envelope? How many squares do I need to collect? I'll have to take fabric with me ( or cut them early) since I'll be away.

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  26. Love this quilt! And I love the fun, novelty prints in I-Spy quilts! Love that you are doing this swap!!

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  27. I have never done one of these swaps before, but it sounds like fun and I do have some languishing novelty prints in my stash that would be perfect...

    But I'm not sure I understand how it works. Are we swapping individual 4" squares, or fat quarters? Because a lot of these fabrics would need to be fussy-cut in order to get something good to "spy" in each patch.

    Also, you are now making me lust after an Accuquilt GO! cutter again, since it would be perfect for chopping up a gazillion perfect little squares... You enabler, you!! :-)

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  28. I love I Spy swaps! I'd love to do it, but I don't want to start buying until I know I have a spot.

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  29. Val, I would love to join this swap, I've made several I spy quilts, so have plenty of fabrics that I can swap, the problem is I'm heading off in our caravan for 3 weeks & don't know if I'll have good internet access or not. Can I join now please? I'm happy to do 2 swaps if needed. I'm in Australia. Hope that is ok. Lyn Smith lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  30. Oh, what a perfect way to diversify my novelty stash! (Now all I have to do is remember to sign up on June 1.)

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  31. I would love to join the swap... hope I don't forget on June 1st! I've been collecting fabric for an I-spy quilt so it would be give me the push I need to get squares cut and also allow me to share the extras!

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    1. Aughhhh Super Mom...you are a no-replyer....email me and that will get ya signed up.

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  32. Please sign me up if there is still room, Valerie.

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I have to admit, your comments make me smile! Thanks for sharing and for letting me know you stopped by. I Hope your day is awesome!

Val:)

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