Wednesday, March 7, 2012

PB's I-spy quilt

I was bitten by the sewing bug on Monday and was really in the mood to iron and cut the squares for the I-spy quilt I have been waiting to make PB for a while now.  I actually bought the fabric for it back in September.

So I ironed and cut all the squares.  I used Care's I-spy quilt tutorial.  My squares are 5 inches and hers are 4 inches so it was a little different. 

The squares didn't take too long to cut out and PB was still napping so I decided to start sewing them together.  Maybe now is a good time to mention that I had a large Diet Coke today at lunch.  I don't normally have caffeine, I used to drink a ton of it but I slowly backed off of it before I got pregnant with PB.  I used to get migraines and headaches all the time and now I rarely get them.  WOW I just got totally side tracked.  Anyway... PB took a really long nap today and I started sewing the big blocks together...

...he woke up about 4 squares in.  I had to stop sewing and do some motherly duties like feed him dinner.  We grabbed some pizza and I convinced him that he wanted to play in the basement.  Then, I finished all the blocks.  I didn't want to stop in the middle of a step :)


PB went to bed and Hubby is traveling a few days this week, so night time is kinda lonely on the couch.  Plus I have to wait until Hubby gets back to watch shows together and I had nothing to watch on the TiVo.  I thought I might as well iron and cut the squares.  

They were all cut out and it was only 8:30 so I thought I might as well start laying them out. I liked the first layout I had and decided to label them.  But it was only 8:50 and I still had nothing to do so I thought I might as well sew the rows together. Somehow this happened...

The top is done!! in ONE DAY!!! WHAT?!?!  Well it's all done except for the border. I think I want a border.  Who knows when I will get to get the border on and quilt it.  I do have PB's birthday party to get ready for and my BFF's surprise bridal shower coming up after that in a few weeks.  It's not like I am short on projects for the next month and a half.  They are all paper projects and with Hubby gone, I can sew freely during the day and I guess at night too.  All I can say is that after a day in front of the machine I feel so good, but so sore! Now it's back to cutting paper and making things for PB's party.  I NEED to get that piƱata finished!

5 comments:

Heather said...

Awesome quilt! Where did you find all the cool fabric? I was joanns yesterday looking for fun fabric for a quilt for Dallin and was disappointed.

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

I was in a i-spy swap with only spoon flower fabric. the ladies at crafterhours.blogspot.com/ do sell sets of i-spy fabric that is similar to the squares i have. it's worth a look!!! the novelty fabric at joanns are a little cheezy!

kendascrafts said...

Wow! You were productive! Looks awesome! I love I-spy quilts.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my gosh how cute!!! I have always wanted to make a quilt! xo

Stacey said...

Wow, looks great. I'm so impressed you finished the quilt top in one day. I keep telling myself to get to work with my own squares from the swap and yet somehow something always takes priority. This month maybe.

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