I finished my third I-Spy quilt! It was a 12th birthday gift for my nephew and it was really sweet to see how much he liked it . I cut up some of the paw prints from the fabric backing and taped it to the outside of the shipping box to make it more fun. It made me smile when the first thing he said before opening the box was that he really liked the paw prints on the outside.
The yellow inner border was not something I had planned when starting the quilt. But after I got the inside squares done and laid the outer border next to them to see how it would look, I knew it needed something in between. I happened to have a small bit of yellow on hand and after auditioning various fabrics for an inner border, the yellow was the clear winner!
My previous I-Spy quilts have the solid clue strip color going all the way to the top and bottom of the quilt, whereas this one ended up with more of a ‘floating’ look, which I really like!
My favorite square (this looks a lot like my nephew’s dog):
I used my embroidery machine to quilt the borders with a paw print design:
A coordinating pillowcase (wait, what? How does that coordinate? It uses the same fabric as the bottom right square, that’s how ):
Folded and ready for shipping:
And of course, a pic of my favorite quilt helper, who is powerless to resist a quilt on the floor :