Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May OMG: Eye-Spy Name Quilt Finished.

Take me to the May OMG LInk-up
Linking up w ith everyone else at May's One Monthly Goal. (OMG)
As previously posted, I wanted to turn my last stack of Eye-Spy fabrics into a baby name quilt.

A young couple we know are having their first baby in August: Kash Joel. 
Since this is my seventh stash busting project for the year, I got to play with a lot of fabric combos for the name plate. I finally settled on a solid black for the name and a fun pirate print for the background. I think it works, especially for an Eye-Spy Quilt.

This finish  measures 50"x54" and though it's not our traditional baby quilt, we all know how babies grow way too fast and before we know it, he'll be cuddling under this quilty hug as a little toddler getting ready for an afternoon nap. Our grand guy continues to not only love his Eye Spy quilt but at four and a half, we had fun  playing the game and trying to trick each other this past weekend! 

I used a soft, velvety minky fabric for the backing and a solid black for the binding. I thought the trains, trucks, helicopters and planes in my Go-Go-Go pantograph added to the whimsy of an Eye-Spy quilt for a little boy.

I like the idea that this can be a quilt that a little baby can grow into and 
hopefully become a favorite along the way.

Join Us!

If you like Eye-Spy Quilts as much as me....mark you calendars as 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 as you begin to search for your eye-spy fabrics:
  You will need 1/3 yard or a fat quarter, depending on the print, of ten different fabrics with recognizable prints within a 3 1/2" square for one spot in the swap. 
Click HERE to see examples of good and bad fabric choices.
I'm off to link and share my May finish with everyone else at:
PS: Help Spread The Word! Add this button below to your posts and  blogs. This will be a double swap...meaning with a maximum of  36 "swap spots" available, you'll be able to sign-up Friday 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.


Jeanna said...

Your eye spy quilt finished nicely. The Go-Go-Go panto is perfect for this one.

Crystal_235 said...

Love it! My 4 year old told me he wants another I spy quilt to play I spy with.

Louise said...

SO cute! Kash will be enjoying his quilt for years :)

Kim said...

Your Eye Spy quilt looks fabulous, Val. I love Kash's name on it. He is going to love his quilty hug!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

What a fun quilt, and you are so right, they grow so fast!!

Patty said...

Such a fun quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Very cute finish! I know it will be loved and used for a long time!

Carol S. said...

I Spy quilts remind me of the quilts my mom made when I was younger and I would "I Spy" all the different fabrics from clothes she'd made for all her daughters. It was always so fun! Your quilt looks amazing and will be such a sweet gift for the baby.

Emily said...

It turned out great! I love seeing finished I Spy quilts! I am sure Kash and his family will treasure the quilt for years to come. And that panto is just too cute!

I looked through my stash tonight to start picking out I Spy fabrics. Does it matter if some are duplicates from your last swap? I don't remember exactly what I sent, but I have seen a few in your pictures that I think were mine and I still have some of the fabric. I'm looking forward to it!!

Lisa J. said...

Congratulations on finishing your May goal. It's an awesome eye spy quilt. I love the name. It makes it really special.

Michele said...

Cute baby quilt.

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