For years I have wanted to make a modern I-Spy quilt, influenced mostly by this quilt by From the Blue Chair.
I finally made that wish come true with this quilt, Little Eye (as in, I spy with my little eye...) for my youngest daughter. It was meant to be a second birthday present (she has a January birthday) but it was not meant to be.
None the less, here is Little Eye, all finished (and already in very heavy rotation):
|I really liked the mix of colours and totally random sizing and placement of the fussy cut pieces in the inspiration quilt. I think I was able to capture that pretty well.|
|The back is a Heather Ross print from her Tiger Lily line that I adore and pre-ordered as soon as I saw it. My daughter loves cats (her first word was kitty) and these are kitten and a Mama cat playing and walking around.|
|Castle Peeps by Lizzy House|
|Penguins by Kokka|
|Far Far Away by Heather Ross|
|The Lovely Hunt by Lizzy House|
|Hedgehogs from the OOP Outfoxed line by Lizzy House|
|Natural History by Lizzy House|
|Kitten fabric from Tiger Lily by Heather Ross|
|Honeymoon from Cotton+Steel|
|Whale fabric- anyone know what line or designer this is? Also, you can see my daughter's name in FMQ in this block. I did this in three different blocks, in different directions, to add some personalization to the quilting.|
|This pig fabric is from Andover, but not sure of the line.|
|This handsome llama is from Laurie Wisbrun's etsy shop Scarlet Fig.|
|Photo bomb: Marlowe. Fabric: Brambleberry Ridge by Violet Craft|
|I know this is Sarah Jane as the designer, for Michael Miller, but I'm not sure which line.|
|Matryoshkas by Riley Blake|
|Nursery Versery by Heather Ross|
|Zephr I think? Cotton+Steel|
|More Wee Wander|
|One wee Cotton+Steel tiger|
|These delightful clouds are from the Zephr line for C+S|
|This is a Spoonflower print I bought in the first few months I started sewing.|
|Ballerina from Tiger Lily by Heather Ross. Paw is by Marlowe.|
|Fox and the Houndstooth|
|Rare OOP Heather Ross fish fabric. I special ordered a little scrap bag of Heather Ross prints particularly because I love this one print so much.|
|Lizzy House Natural History|
|A charming sloth from the Honeymoon line of fabric by Sarah Watts for Cotton+Steel|
|Another rare OOP Heather Ross|
|This is from the Tokyo Train Ride line by C+S|
I did a meandering stipple throughout using white Aurafil. The binding is Kona Steel with a strip of Ultra Marine for fun.
I'm so glad I made a quilt that is actually staying at our house and that my youngest already adores!
Which is your favourite block?