Luke and the “I Spy” quilt

October 9, 2011

I spent the last four days at the YMCA camp at Estes Park, Colorado with my quilting bee. I’ve been a member since 1989 and have made many good friends through this group. We’ve been doing a fall retreat in the mountains for many years, and this year was a great one.

I took my “I Spy” quilt top along to finish. I did an all-over meander in the quilt’s center and in-the-ditch quilting on the borders. It was all quick and simple. I was even able to complete the binding. This was all done in a week, and made for my grandson Luke. I gave it to him today when I returned home.













Luke sought out images, sat on the quilt, rolled on it and laid on it. He spent at least an hour exploring it along with me and his mother.













It was so much fun to see his enthusiastic response and curiosity. This was the most fun I’ve ever had with a quilt project. I highly recommend making an “I Spy” quilt from a variety of novelty fabrics for your favorite child or children! See my previous post for a photo of the whole quilt top.

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2 responses to “Luke and the “I Spy” quilt”

  1. Lynn Kunz

    Good job! You inspire me to make one for one of my grandchildren. I have always thought they were cute; I love the interaction they bring with Grandma!
    I, too, just returned from a short quilt retreat. There were only 4 of us, but I learned a couple things and got to know a few people better than I had. I’m a relative newcomer to the group, so it was a good thing. We met at a Dominican retreat center in Racine, WI, right along the shore of Lake Michigan. Not as dramatic as the mountains, but nice.
    Good luck on your next endeavor.
    Lynn Kunz

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