Thank you so much for all the well-wishes for wee Murphy after my last post. He's slowly getting better, but he's still a very sore, tired little pup.
I promised I'd show the I Spy quilt that I finally got finished at the weekend, and Ta Da! Here it is :)
This quilt was made by the lovely ladies of the Joy circle of do.Good Stitches. I asked them each to make 2 blocks using fabrics that would be suitable for a boy's I Spy quilt. We all used the brilliant snowball tutorial by Cluck Cluck Sew. I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!
The fabric those lovely ladies chose are just amazing. So much thought has gone into choosing each one, and together they all just look fantastic! My photos really don't do this quilt justice
I chose an Ikea print for the back and found a perfect black spot in my stash for the binding. The quilting is just a loose stipple and I think it makes it look soft and cozy.
The quilt measures approx 48" x 48" after washing. When the lovely lady from Project Linus came to pick up the last quilt I put together for the Joy circle I showed her the snowball blocks that I had received at that point and asked about the best size to make the quilt. She assured me that any size quilt would find a loving home, but she mentioned that 48" (four feet) square was the perfect size for a wheelchair quilt, and told me that they didn't get as many boy quilts.
This quilt has taken me a lot longer than it should to make, and I've already got started on our next one for Project Linus. This time I asked for patchwork wheels following Don't Call me Betsy's tutorial, and asked for summery colours that reminded us of summer fruit and blue skies. Yet again the lovely ladies have made some super blocks and I think they look fantastic all together.
Hopefully I'll be showing this quilt off quite soon :)
And here is a picture of little Murphy today. His little toddle around the grass has wiped him out and he's now fast asleep in his bed.
Hope you're having a good week