Monday, September 21, 2009

stash post

My many readers were wondering why I haven't posted a stash report lately.... WELL I haven't been able to subtract anything for ages and I bought stuff in the 2 weeks since I posted... and I want to buy more and I don't want to see the numbers rack up until I finish something.... oh, well here are my totals so far.
Out: O
ytd in: 50.75
out: 91.25

The gap is narrowing I really need to finish something!

I bought some white with red 8th yard pieces and 3 reds to repair the Irish Chain I've been working on. I ended up replacing an 'abc' fabric that I had planned on putting in Andrew's 5 year old quilt and didn't think it would work for the 12 year old that is getting a quilt for Christmas. Then the big project that I'm collecting fabric for has a long story... but of course I'll tell it to you;

Years ago, about 23 years ago, I was expecting baby #4 and I thought it would be really cool to make her an 'I don't know what to call it but a quilt with pictures of things in it.' Anyway now I know it would have been called an 'ISpy' quilt that has been all the rage for a few years now. Well, 15 years ago I started making baby quilts for my nieces and nephews' babies as they each had their first...we have about 40 nieces and nephews and I quit after about the 12th. I got the idea to make that fabric up into an 'I Spy' quilt and I cut 1 piece out of each fabric...and decided that it was too much work and would save that project for my own grand babies instead of my sister's.
Fast forward to my quilt retreat when the Quilt Guild president announced that she is coordinating an 'I spy' exchange. Boy, am I jumping on that exchange.
100 blocks due in February to make a 50 x 50 quilt.... I have 4 children that will need to have an 'I Spy' quilt in their home; true one of them is only 12 but I believe in planning ahead. I wouldn't want to run out of projects, would I? So that's only 400 blocks! They are so simple I'm going to go make one so I can show you a finished block.

Easy Easy. But I'm not sure of the triangle size or I'd be whipping these out. Half of my blocks will have white corners and half will have black. It's going to be a great 4 quilts.... but don't hold your breath!


Liz said...

I am holding my breath! I want my babies to have this in our home. Carter is playing with play dough right now.. first time and actually it's pie dough.. :) I figure he can get away with eating that and not make me worry too much.

Karen E. Overton said...

That's going to be a wonderful quilt! I love conversation prints. Have you thought of using the Square in a Square technique? it would save you from having to cut triangles - just simple strips around the square and trim with the SnS's really Square in a Square if you are unfamiliar - or better yet, look them up at the Houston Quilt Festival next month!

Anonymous said...

Another option is to buy those panels with many pictures, but buy two of them.. Make one into a quilt and cut up the other one into blocks and make little matching game.

My niece works with autistic kids and I am working on one for her. I even made the back of the little blocks different colors so she can turn them over and have a match of colors.

As a result, I am looking at panels with an option to do matching games.