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I Spy Blanket

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Machine Quilting: Free-Motion & More taught by Wendy Butler Berns

Overcome your free-motion fears and build confidence in your machine quilting. Wendy Butler Berns shows you easy techniques from start to finishing!

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
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What materials did you use? cotton fabrics, polyester batting

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What are you most proud of? This is my first quilt and I quilted it myself with my machine! Thanks to the Craftsy class, I knew exactly what to do and everything was pretty easy. It's mostly straight line, stitch in the ditch-quilting, but that worked perfect for this kind of blanket.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The tricky, but fun part is selecting the right fabrics and colors. I also used some print panel fabrics (e.g. alphabet panel) so I didn't have to buy 99 different fabrics :-)

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I'm hoping to make iSpy quilts for Christmas presents. Yours is beautiful! It looks like you made a narrow frame around the picture block and then the color frame around that. Did you use black and white polka dot fabric? I love that effect! Again, great work! Thanks for inspiring me!

09/15/2014 Flag

Thank you! The frame on some of the blocks is actually from the fabric itself as I "cheated" and used quilt panels for some blocks :-) For the color frame, I actually used the "disappearing nine patch" pattern, that made it quite easy.

09/19/2014 Flag

I love this pattern and have started it. How is it assembled? I'm really struggling to figure this out today. who can help?

11/24/2014 Flag

Well, I had to rip out about 40% of the quilt squares. It's done and I love it. I learn with every project and have made notes for the next time I try this. thanks for the reply

12/05/2014 Flag

Whee can I find the pattern for this quilt?

01/31/2015 Flag

Hi della.nic, I did not use a pattern for this quilt, but made it up myself using the "disappearing nine patch" technique and then arranged the colored squares so they would form the zig-zags.

02/10/2015 Flag

Wow, for a first quilt this is awesome! You have a gift. Very creative!

01/03/2016 Flag