Thursday, February 28, 2013

I Spy...A Donation Quilt

I wanted to share with you a little I Spy quilt I finished this week.  This quilt will be one of many donated by my local Irish Patchwork Society branch to the pediatric ward in the local hospital.  This is a simple charm quilt made from charms I received in Jennifer's I Spy charm swap, alternated with Kona White charms.  


As I don't know if this will go home with a little girl or boy, I tried to stay gender neutral in my colors and choice of prints.  You'll find a mix of woodland creatures, pigs, bugs, fish, dogs, sheep, campers, birds, turtles, cars and robots...a little something for everyone.



The border is a happy green filled with woodland critters like hedgies, foxes and a squirrel or two.


The back is a dotty white on a blue background mixed with Wellington boots, both from the shop (here and here).  It's quilted in a grid pattern 1/2 inch on either side of each seam, creating a grid pattern.  Thankfully there were no massive wrinkles on this back!



Our quilts will be handed over to the hospital in May.  I hope it keeps a little gal/fella warm during their hospital stay and lifts their spirits if they're feeling down.


Quilt DetailsName - I Spy
Made For - Donation to Galway University Hospital
Fabric - All 100% cotton charm squares with Kona White background, Kona Papaya binding, Dot to Dot backing with Jack & Jenny Wellies
Thread - Pieced and quilted with Aurifil 50 wt in 2600.
Batting - 100% cotton Simply Cotton
Size - Approximately 35x35 inches
Quilting - 1/2 inch on either side of the seams, creating a grid pattern
Pattern - made it up as I went along



16 comments:

Annabella said...

Well I love me some happy green. It's a perfect quilt for either a boy or a girl - great finish C.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's wonderful!

Jennifer said...

yayy!! that remind me.. i need to use mine! So cute!

Patchwork and Play said...

What a sweet quilt- perfect for either girl or boy!

tomomi mcelwee said...

brilliant quilt. hope it will find happy home!

Flying Blind... said...

Perfect xxx

Nadel-Garn-Tee said...

What a pretty quilt for a little boy or girl!

Kirstie Cantegreil said...

Just PERFECT!! xx

Judith, Belfast said...

So cute C! My daughter still loves her eye spy quilt and she's 11! Jxo

tink's mom said...

I'm sure it will take a childs mind off it's problems and give them something else to think about. That's the best part of I SPY quilts. Great job.

tink's mom said...

I'm sure it will take a childs mind off it's problems and give them something else to think about. That's the best part of I SPY quilts. Great job.

needle and nest said...

I love I Spy quilts, and yours is especially cute! Those Wellington boots on the back really make for a nice finish.

Nicky said...

Some cute little chaps in there! Bound to make someone feel better..

Katy Cameron said...

Perfect to keep a little one occupied :o)

linda said...

still got mine better get them out and use them ............yours is gorgeous :))

Lynne said...

Lovely! I am starting my first "Blanket with Love" tomorrow - they are for babies "born asleep"!

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