The Charming Tyrants

The Charming Tyrants

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God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. - Anon

Friday, February 25, 2011

Eye Spy Quilt

I had been collecting juvenile prints to make an Eye Spy quilt for HT ever since he got his big boy bed, but couldn't find a pattern that I really liked so I made up my own and this is what I came up with.  What do you think?


I had hoped to finish it before Christmas but didn't get it sent off to be quilted until the last week in December.  I got it back earlier this month and once I finished the binding it was on his bed by Valentines.


I used a polka dot flannel for the back for extra warmth and cuddliness.

My new favorite thing is using a striped fabric for the binding.  I just love the look and the way if gives the edge of the quilt movement and personality.


I'm thinking I should do a smaller version for his brother for his crib, hopefully I can get it done before he out grows it!

And how could I not include this picture of my two helpers?  EM was so glad to get outside today and play despite it being cold and breezy.


I'm linked up today for Sew and Tell Friday over at Amy's.  If you are feeling crafty click here for more fun and games.

13 comments:

togetherforgood said...

That's so cool. I envy people who can sew. I have NO skillz with a needle. :) I bet he loves it!

Diane said...

It is gorgeous! Love the colors and the blocks. :O)

Nina... said...

Such a sweet quilt. I love the bold colors and the layout of the pieces. The binding is awesome!

Riel Nason said...

I love I spy Quilts and yours is so cheery and bright! Nice design for it! Cheers, Riel

Cathy said...

That is a beautiful quilt. I've never made a quilt before, but that makes me want to try. And you're right, I love the striped edge.

notes of sincerity said...

Great job! :o)
Your quilt is super cute!
Sincerely, Trish

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Great job pulling all those fabrics together in your own pattern!!! That is the hardest for me. Love the choice of binding, too. Great, great job!

Karen said...

Your quilt is a fantastic eye spy quilt. My son loves his eye spy quilt. If your son likes cars, the sashings would make great 'streets'.

Leslie said...

this is a really beautiful quilt...i bet it is going to be lots of fun to spy all that stuff on it!!!

thedomesticfringe said...

It's beautiful! You're very talented. I'm sure your son will get lots of use of that quilt. It's a real work of love.
-FringeGirl

bevkimmel said...

I think this is my favorite eye spy quilt ever. I am going to try something like this. I like how it uses different sizes of fabric and is tied together with the sash. Great job!

Dayna said...

I fully agree about the striped binding! What a perfect detail! This quilt just looks happy to me. :-)

Sara said...

That is so awesome!! I'm going to have to come to you for pointers sometime. I had my grandma start teaching me quilting about ten years ago. But, of course, I never finished. It's something I definitely want to pick up again at some point. There's something really special about a hand-made quilt. Go you!!