Eye Spy a finish...

I finally made an eye spy quilt after about 8 months of collecting fabrics and cutting them up I finally found some time to put one together. This is an eye spy match quilt, there are two pieces of each of the 70 fabrics so the recipient 5 yr old Jack can try to find the matching pairs:

There's everything from Sir Topham Hat (from Thomas the Tank Engine) to spiders, elephants, money etc

I also had this great jungle print in my stash for the backing, I got it in the material aisle at a local thrift shop last year:

I folded the backing to the front for binding and machine stitched it so it'll  stand up to a child's tough treatment!

Many of the eye spy squares had a dark background such as black so I did straight line quilting either side of the horizontal row joins in black thread and added black borders.

I must make one for me it looks awesome hanging on a quilt rack!

But this one is all wrapped up ready to give to the recipient next week :) I love a finish especially when it is a gift!

Then I went on to echo quilting my Christmas bauble tree quilt, I got it finished, it is in the washing machine now, I will reveal that finish tomorrow!


  1. I spy some familiar squares!! How fun to see it done!! How big is it without the border? I counted it's 11 squares wide. How many squares long? It's such a great finish!!!

    1. it is 10 and a half squares wide (I have been cutting 2 inch wide squares from eye spy fabric scraps so I could do the brick layout and have no points to line up) it has 14 rows. so there are 70 fabrics in four inch squares and 7 fabrics in 2 x 4 inch rectangles. It turned out about 60 x 45 inches I think with the 4 inch black border. That is for 140 eye spy squares, 14 eye spy rectangles.

    2. I like the alternating idea and not having any block to line up...thanks for the measurements.

  2. what a great quilt for a child, I can see him having a good time trying to match the blocks, very effective

  3. Looks great! He'll have lots of fun with it. I think an adult version would be fun...sewing machines, chocolates, wine glasses...

    1. That is sooo funny PugMom I have been thinking the same thing ever since I finished it!!!!! I may have to sort through my squares and pull some for MY quilt LOL


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