Monday, May 28, 2018

"Eye-Spy" Swap is Coming!

Spending most of my day off right here:
 Yes! Buried in eye-spy squares as I sew to finish my May OMG and get it on the quilting frame.

Speaking of Eye-Spy Blocks!

Sign-ups for our Second Eye-Spy Swap here at Val's Quilting Studio open this Friday, June 1st!! In the meantime, here's a few things to keep in mind while you search for your eye-spy fabrics:
  You will need ten different fabrics with recognizable prints within a 3 1/2" square.  
Below are examples of blocks I threw away.  Once these are sewn together the objects are almost unrecognizable for a small person to tell you what they are looking at.

Here's a couple of good examples of the "object" centered and recognizable:

Here's a good example of all-over prints that work too:

Annnd, here's a close-up of my WIP:
I hope today's post helps as you begin to select fun eye-spy fabrics for the swap. 
Mark you calendar to stop by this Friday, June 1st, for swap details and sign-up information.
It's going to be a fun swap with great Happy Mail for us all to look forward to!
PS:  Help me spread the word! Add this button below to your blogs and posts. 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!! I hope you'll think about joining us.


Louise said...

Oh, fun! I want to play this time. I have so many novelty fabrics to share :)

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I hope you have a great time sewing today!

Nancy said...

I'd like to play, too. Can I send you an email with a few questions before committing?

Crystal_235 said...

Can't wait.

DeeDee said...

How much of each of the ten fabrics do we need? I'm going to town on Wednesday and hope to buy it then - thanks Val

Valerie Reynolds said...

Thanks for emailing me Nancy! :)

Emily said...

Yay! So excited for another swap! I'll look through my supply and see what I've got! I love what you are working on and I "spy" a few I submitted last time! (I was relieved not to see any of mine in the thrown away examples!) I hope the end of the school year is treating you well and I look forward to Friday!

Kim said...

Your Eye Spy quilt top is looking fabulous, lovely Val.

Jeanna said...

The swap sounds like a lot of fun. I hope I can participate.

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