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I Spy Silhoette Quilt

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

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

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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.

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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

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

This is just gorgeous and so creative!

08/09/2014 Flag

This is super cute!! Did you have a pattern or make it up? I would love to make a quilt like this..

08/27/2014 Flag