DH’s niece is having her first baby in the fall. Yippee! I thought I had lots of time to make a quilt….BUT…the shower is in two weeks!!! Due to scheduling conflicts among her friends and family, the shower had to be really early. This may sound familiar. The same thing happened to me two years ago (see this post) when I made a mad dash to whip up Kyle’s quilt.
So…yesterday I decided to make a quickie Eye Spy Match ‘Em Up type quilt for the new baby boy who is on the way. I dug through my stash of novelty prints. How much fun is that?? I have a tendency to buy those adorable fabrics with absolutely no idea in mind as to how I’ll use them. Well, this should be perfect! Most of the Eye Spy quilts I have seen have rather small blocks. I decided to give Baby (and myself) a break and use 6” finished blocks. And since I could, I cut two of each to make it a Match the Pairs game too.
Somehow I want to incorporate into the label what to find and what to match: teddy bear, horses, butterflies, watermelon, farm, lunch boxes, crayons, chocolates, sheep, kids, cowboys, Dalmatian dogs, whales, baseball stuff, hen & chicks, frogs, monkeys, lemons & limes, flamingoes, cats and penguins.
This really looks busy but then, I’m sure Baby Boy will be busy one day too! Here are a few of my favorite prints:
And on the I’ve-Gotta-Stay-Off-Attic24’s-Blog scene (it’s just too-o-o much fun over there) here is a cute way to spiffy up an old pickle jar.
Crocheted Jar Jackets!!! Who’d a thunk? I tell ya, that girl is a designing genius. And what a great way to use up bits and bobs of yarn. I just love all her colorful crochet goodies. And now, she is into patchwork! Give her a look.
Tomorrow is a day of remembrance. Along with the barbecued brats, coleslaw, baked beans and strawberry pie, I hope to pause in reflection and think of all those brave ones who have served, are serving, and will serve in defense of our freedom.
Have a peaceful, safe and mindful Memorial Day!