I wanted to share with you a little I Spy quilt I finished this week. This quilt will be one of many donated by my local Irish Patchwork Society branch to the pediatric ward in the local hospital. This is a simple charm quilt made from charms I received in Jennifer's I Spy charm swap, alternated with Kona White charms.
As I don't know if this will go home with a little girl or boy, I tried to stay gender neutral in my colors and choice of prints. You'll find a mix of woodland creatures, pigs, bugs, fish, dogs, sheep, campers, birds, turtles, cars and robots...a little something for everyone.
The border is a happy green filled with woodland critters like hedgies, foxes and a squirrel or two.
The back is a dotty white on a blue background mixed with Wellington boots, both from the shop (here and here). It's quilted in a grid pattern 1/2 inch on either side of each seam, creating a grid pattern. Thankfully there were no massive wrinkles on this back!
Our quilts will be handed over to the hospital in May. I hope it keeps a little gal/fella warm during their hospital stay and lifts their spirits if they're feeling down.
Made For - Donation to Galway University Hospital
Fabric - All 100% cotton charm squares with Kona White background, Kona Papaya binding, Dot to Dot backing with Jack & Jenny Wellies
Thread - Pieced and quilted with Aurifil 50 wt in 2600.
Batting - 100% cotton Simply Cotton
Size - Approximately 35x35 inches
Quilting - 1/2 inch on either side of the seams, creating a grid pattern
Pattern - made it up as I went along