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I Spy Silhoette Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Funky, Casual, Whimsical, Traditional
Sarah Becker on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Woolen blanket for batting, quilting cotton fabric, thread, ribbon and freezer paper.

Sarah Becker on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I love that my kids recognize themselves in the quilt, and were really excited by the process of making this quilt.

Sarah Becker on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you've securely stitched the squares down before you add the ribbon. I was a bit slack about this and I kept finding edges that had popped out from under the ribbon. Repeatedly having to fix mistakes like this can become a little disheartening! Also, use a good quality fabric for the silhouettes with a reasonably high thread count. Quilting can be quite an expensive pass time, so I like to save money where I can, but i regret buying the cheaper black fabric over the good stuff because this stuff began to fray and fall apart even as I was pulling off the freezer paper because the thread count was so low. Also, it was an obvious mistake to include black printed fabrics in the middle section because the silhouettes don't stand out against them.

Sarah Becker on craftsy.com

I think it is absolutely stunning! What a great job you did. May I ask you what type of ribbon you used for the outlining? It really makes your blocks look so great. The silhouette was so well done. You have really outdone yourself!

07/23/2012 Flag

Thank you Tanya! The ribbon I used was 'Ribbonz' branded - double sided 6mm satin ribbon that's tagged 100% nylon and 100% washable. It has a lovely shine to it that appealed to me.

07/23/2012 Flag

Thank you Sarah, I thought when I looked at it that it had a bit of a shine to it, it is absolutely perfect for your quilt. Just beautiful!

07/23/2012 Flag

Absolutely stunning. Thank you for your detailed notes.

07/26/2012 Flag

This is absolutely gorgeous! Is this a pattern or did you create it? I would love to attempt something like this. It is truly an original, Sarah.

01/19/2014 Flag

Hi Sarah, would you mind if I copied your quilt? I promise not to sell it or anything, or even show it and I will tell everyone where I got the idea. I am a pediatric nurse practitioner and have made another I Spy quilt to hang above the exam bed in my office and I LOVE this quilt so much and would love to make one like it for the second exam room. If you aren't comfortable with that, I understand. But I figured it didn't hurt to ask. It is beautiful.

06/16/2014 Flag