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.