Friday, April 12, 2013

Finished!: I-spy/maze/matching quilt

Here is finish number two for the week!  I made an I-spy/maze/matching quilt for a good friend's son.

I had a great time picking out the novelty fabrics.  I normally stay away from them, but some of them are so fun!

So besides the I-spy, people can use it for matching practice.  I fussy cut all the pieces so they're the same.  I tried to make them all exactly the same (note the apples) but there are a few that are slightly different.

And it's a maze!  It does have a start and finish, but I thought it could also be fun to go from one tile to a matching tile.

It's been really rainy, so the photoshoot had to be inside.  My son (and his monkey) helped out.

For quilting, I did squares and rectangles in the blue section, straight lines in the green, and back and forths in the brown.  I love all those designs.

I was a little disappointed that the thread color didn't show up on the back, but I used minky and I love how soft it is.  Since I didn't do any quilting in the maze, you can see it on the back too.

As always, there were a few times I was pretty nervous about how it was going to turn out, but I really like the end result!

Linking up with Whoop-Whoop Friday, LAAF, and Finish It Up Friday.


  1. That's a great little quilt! I bet it'd be good for running toy cars on, too. :-)

  2. What a fun quilt! Even if you can't see the quilting well on the back, the maze popping out is still pretty cool! :)

  3. What a great idea! Love the maze! I am building up the nerve to use Minky....did you use batting as well? Quilting is perfect!

  4. I live the combination of matching and I spy. And an adorable quilt inspector.

  5. It turned out awesome. I think your quilting turned out great!!!!

  6. That's a great layout for an i-spy quilt! and I love the way you quilted it. I finish borders with straight lines a lot. I think it gives quilts a nice clean finished frame and I like the puzzely meander too. cheers, Claire W.

  7. Congratulations on your finish!

  8. LOVE it! Ethan thinks it's pretty cool too. :) I took a few pics of him yesterday with it - will try to get them off my camera for you soon :)

  9. I was just thinking of this quilt, new gandbaby on the way

  10. Very nice. I like how you can see the maze on the back.


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