The iSpy Quilt for The Blue One is ready for the quilter! And that quilter just might be me. I’m trying to decide – do I sent it off to Lucy to quilt it, or do I wait until the end of August and take it to her shop and quilt it myself? If I actually want him to be able to use it this summer, I should just take it in and have her quilt it for me. Hmm…decisions, decisions. In the meantime, I need to put together the back for The Pink One’s iSpy Quilt. I still need to order her border fabric for the front, but I know what the finished size will be, so there’s no reason to not get started on the back.
A couple of firsts for this quilt —>
1 – Applique. Not too bad for my first attempt, if I do say so myself!
2 – A back with some character. I’ve never done a back that wasn’t all the same. Since the front is made up of 5″ squares, I figured I’d put some 5″ squares on the back as well. I chose to separate the squares with 1.5″ blue sashing strips (there are 1.5″ white sashing strips on the front). I think it turned out pretty darn great. He helped choose the squares for the back. I’ll get up-close pictures once it’s quilted. I hope it turns out great!
I spent some time Friday night making the bindings, so at least they’re done!
Cute! I can’t wait to are your finished quilts! The backs look cute. 🙂
I do live in Sumner, IA. Are you in IA? We just moved here so anyone I meet that’s also in these parts makes me feel like I have another friend here. 🙂
I have a colleague that is from Sumner, so I was there with her once. She dog-sits our dog, and I think my dog has been there several times! 🙂 I live in SE Minnesota, so very close to Iowa.