Monday, December 5, 2011

I Spy, One Patch Quilt

This Quilt will be a gift for wee Alfie this Christmas and a project I've been wanted to make for a long time. My Mother's been making these quilts since before my children were born and I've always loved them.  They are all over the internet, but if you've never seen one, they are quilts that you make out of novelty fabrics and when it's finished you cuddle under it to play I spy with your little one.  To add a fun twist, I put two of each fabric in Alfie's quilt so we can also play a matching game.  
You need 48 five inch squares
Use a quarter inch seam, and

I used Printable iron-on fabric (I picked it up at Wal-mart) to create a label. You can iron it to the backing before you get to quilting. Be sure to sew around the edges once you've ironed it in place to make it washable.  Quilt your quilt, or send it away to be quilted. Bind as desired.

Unfortunately, Our long arm machine is in the shop, so Alfie's quilt is not ready to be revealed but I found some fun examples online. 
      Sugar Bee Quilts (also a one patch)      Diary of a Quilter (One patch with solids in between)
Kit available from Sew Obsessed for only 10 bucks! Click here to see it.


The Miller Five said...

That is so cool!!

Shiloh said...

What a VERY fun idea. This would make a great bed time game.

Jill said...

What a great idea for a quilt!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Unknown said...

My kids would just love this - and isn't it crazy that i've never heard of them before? I even have the stash to make this happen sans shopping - wait, I don't think that is necessarily something I'm excited about ;-{

corners of my life said...

A patch quilt looks like a perfect beginning for this beginner.