Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2010

Well its the Blogger's Quilt Festival again. Yeah!!! What a great idea this is. Thanks Amy for all your hard work.

My entry is a quilt from my pre-blogging days. I think I finished this around my son's 2nd birthday which would be late September 2007 (yep mind is gone to the dogs and I can't remember exactly when it was finished). This is probably one of my most favourite quilts I have ever made.

The pattern was from an Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine and the designer was Lynelle Slade. The original version was definitely not eye-spy. I am very glad I saw the potential in the pattern. I love how it turned out. I spent a lot of time fussy cutting but it came together very quickly. It was machine quilted in an allover star pattern by my local long arm quilter.

My son has spent many hours playing eye-spy, counting and shape spotting with his quilt.







The backing is a blue checked gingham. I love gingham backs. The binding fabric was selected by my son. Not sure what I would have done if he had picked something I didn't like.


Now don't forget to check out all the other wonderful entries in the festival. Please make sure you are sufficiently hydrated before commencing the tour. Now just click here to be on your way.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

65 comments:

Valentina said...

Oh, what a gorgeous quilt and truly lovely story, Karen... You've inspired me to get cracking on making quilts for my boys!
xox from Cyprus,
Valentina

SewCalGal said...

Great post. Beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing & inspiring.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Me aka Supermom said...

really Fun!

margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

The Calico Cat said...

neat - I love I Spy quilts.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Cute I Spy quilt! It's hard to "tame" those novelty fabrics. You did a great job with the layout and keeping it from looking chatic. Very pretty!

Stephanie said...

Love novelty quilts. They're always fun and happy. Perfect gingham backing.

Shawn said...

What a great quilt, I love it and the way it showcases all the fabrics!!

whatktmadenext said...

What an awesome quilt! Lots of eye-spy quilts seem to be made from squares of the same size, so I love the variety in your version. And it's great that your son's had so much fun with it.

Kelli said...

The colours are gorgeous in this quilt! You have sone such a great job!!!

Catherine said...

What a great way to do an I spy quilt. Its a lovely colourful quilt to look at s well. Looks like a fun quilt to make!

Bellgirl said...

This inspires me to make an eye-spy quilt! I've already made two for my son, but he's so appreciative of them that perhaps just one more...;)

I love gingham backs too- they're very accomodating when it comes to disguising learner's hand-quilting. And a nice choice of binding by your little boy- great taste!

Mary said...

I love this quilt! I have a bunch of fabrics that are ready for an eye spy quilt. I really love the pattern you used to make this quilt too.

CraftyMummy said...

Love this! My little boy would too :)

Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier

Lonci said...

This is a lovely qult:)

Sue SA said...

Thanks for the great pictures, I love novelty fabric and I spy quilts, so great to see a different version! Despite being at the "ready to quilt" stage with two I spy quilts I still feel the urge to make another one!
Better go, chaos commences as boys are forced inside due to weather, however looking forward to checking out the bloggers quilt festival - what a great idea!
Happy quilting, Sue SA.
PS sad news the digital camera has died, so no more pictures or blogging from me for awhile!

Marit said...

A quilt that is much loved - that's the best kind! I can see why he loves it...
; )
Thank you for your nice visit.

Angie Padilla said...

Lovely, lovely, and I'm sure quite cuddly! What a great way to use up those novelty prints for the kids!

The Calico Cat said...

I saw this on flickr - I still like it!

The Calico Cat said...

nevermind - I saw it here earlier - not on flickr.... It is early still for me.

Angie said...

Love eye spy quilts. How fun!

Kriza said...

lovely quilt, and how wonderful that your son enjoys it so much :-)
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

kylydia said...

Those I Spy quilts are always so cute, and this one is no exception! I bet your son just loves it.

Denise said...

I love this quilt!

ROZ said...

That is such a cute quilt!

Busy Little Quilter said...

I love I-Spy quilts. I agree that this is a different version from any that I have seen. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Very interesting I-spy. Like the layout.

Kate said...

This is a fantastic boy quilt! Love that you made it into an eye spy!

rlbates said...

I love this quilt!

Terriaw said...

This is one of the best "eye spy" quilts I have seen! I just love it, and could stare at it for hours. Such cool prints you used, and the way you arranged them makes for such a fun project!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I love the gingham back! Also, how it is an I-spy quilt where the blocks are all different!

Kristen said...

This is a wonderful quilt! I love the gingham too! It is so nice that your son enjoys it. :)

Rose said...

I really like this, too, and can see why it is a favorite.

See my entry HERE.

Aunt Spicy said...

this might be one of the most amazing eye-spy quilts I have ever seen! beautiful job!

That Girl said...

This might be my favorite eye-spy quilt! Very nice!

Jennifer :)

beth said...

What a fun Quilt!!! I love gingham too. It's the perfect backing on your quilt.

Ivory Spring said...

Karen,

It's marvelous to hear from you! :) What a beautiful quilt.

Thanks for your kind words on my Quilt Festival Quilt.

In stitches,
Wendy

Sandra said...

What an interesting setting for an eye spy quilt-much more sophiscated than the usual one block set. Thanks for sharing and for visiting both of posts (the antique star quilts).

Pat said...

Making boy quilts can be a challenge and eye spy quilts work well. I like the way you used various sizes of blocks--I call them happy blocks and this is certainly a happy quilt!

janet said...

Wonderful, I spy quilts are so much fun:)

Dorothy said...

What a wonderful quilt Karen. It will always hold many warm memories for your son.

SandyQuilts said...

Oh my gosh I love the large I SPY blocking. Thanks for visiting my blog too.

Shannon w/ Monkey Dog Quitls said...

Love your quilting design. Sew On!

traceyjay said...

such a fun quilt!

I love that he got to pick the binding (and that he did a good job). ;)

Rebekah said...

Amazing! This is such a great eye spy quilt!

Michelle said...

What a fun, fun quilt! Heck you don't have to be a kid to enjoy trying to "I Spy". :-)

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous quilt. I love that your son picked out the binding. That is so sweet!
Thanks for stopping by earlier!

georgie said...

What a lovely vibrant quilt,I love it!
happy quilting.
Georgie x

Martine said...

mélange des couleurs surprenant mais résultat sensationnel ,quel dynamique félicitations

Riel said...

Hi Karen, Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my festival quilt. I love a good eye spy quilt like yours! It is so fun to pick the fabrics and I am a big fan of fussy cutting too!

Leslie said...

i love how colorful and fun this is and how alive it feels

zetor said...

Wonderful quilt and I love the colours you chose.

em's scrapbag said...

What an absolutely fun eye spy quilt. I love it! So much fun!

Laurie said...

I love that your I-spy quilt has different size blocks. I've made 2 I-spy quilts this year for 2 of my grandson's (they are both 2 this year). One is quilted and one is waiting to be quilted. I hope that they will be as well loved as yours has been.

kameleonquilt said...

I think every child (and parent) would love this quilt. You did a great job with all the different fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

soggybottomflats said...

Fun quilt, one I would love to cuddle under, er, I mean, let a child cuddle under, lol! I love your quilt, thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog, Elaine

Rafael's Mum said...

Love this quilt, and love it when it is so appreciated and well loved by the recipient!

Mrs Moen said...

I love the quilt, and so would my grandson. Your son has excellent taste, the binding fits perfectly!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I love this! You don't often see plain squares mixed with square in a frames.

Heather said...

What a cheerful quilt!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

How nice to choose a much loved quilt to spotlight in the quilt festival Karen! It's great.

Shona B said...

So much fun! I've learned when giving my 3yo the decision making power over fabric is to give her 3 choices that I can live with :) Thanks for sharing it!

Eileen said...

eye spys are so fun and this is a beautiful one you've made for your son. wonderful he has lots of fun with it

AnnieO said...

Great kid's quilt--and sure to be well loved for years to come. I love patterns that have large blocks of plain fabric, they sew up so quickly! Thank you for sharing your quilt's story :)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love quilts that are different and fun. This one is a new favorite for me!!

La Maison Reid said...

The blue gingham is pretty...you can really see the quilting which looks intricate! I may just have to take up quilting again and get a machine that does that. My Singer is 45 years old. Will I even know where to begin quilting with those new things? Ha! I have an appliqué just waiting to be finished. You inspire me you're so prolific!