Monday, January 27, 2014

Fat Quarterly Issue 16--Eye Spy Quilt

January 2014has been a crazy month!I  Two quilt pattern features all at the same time!  Now you know I've been sewing like a mad crazy woman all December!  And for those of you just dropping in, go get registered for my Give-Away from Vintage Modern Fabrics.

Well, it's finally here!  I have been WAITING for several months for this.  I have a featured article in the e-magazine Fat Quarterly Issue 16--all about using up your SCRAPS.   I know I need to use up more! 

It's a simply pun on the game, "I spy with my little eye...".  Everyone likes to play that with their little ones.  Traditionally, "I-spy" quilts are boring squares with sashing and are not very interesting to look at--unless you have some crazy fabrics.

I wanted to create something with motion so I chose to skip the sashing and create blocks that rocked back and forth.  Then, to make it different, the squares were changed to octagons to look like circles.  Now it's a bouncing "Eye-Spy" block.  All of the prints I used were juvenile prints from my stash, and having 3 boys then a girl is definately represented in this quilt.  There are so many boy prints!  But I think that's good, it can often be a challenge to find a boy-friendly quilt or pattern.

I hope you like it and go check out Fat Quarterly Issue 16!

Do you like my pattern?  I've designed more!  They can be viewed and downloaded at the following  sponsors: My Etsy Shop (don't forget your coupon code on the LHS side bar), Craftsy, Connecting Threads and Pattern Spot.  Thanks!

Now it's your turn to share some fun project in the home arts that you have been working on!

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