Wednesday, 2 September 2009

I Spy In the Pinks


This is a new I Spy quilt I've made, In the Pinks. It's a really easy pattern. I used 24 6.5 inch I Spy prints for the centre of the blocks. The border for each block is 2.5 inch strips, 8 fat quarters are enough to do all the blocks. I often quilt with diagonal lines, it's easier to ease the 'crossings' on the bias than on the straight.
Do you use metric or imperial measures? My brain still thinks in inches but I'm happy to work with centimetres too. I was in our local discount fabric shop waiting to be served when a customer asked the staff, how much is a yard? After three different staff members didn't know how to answer, I volunteered the information that if she bought one metre she would have a bit left over. I proceeded to explain the conversion from yards to metric but no one was listening.
Why don't I shop in my local quilting shop? There isn't one in our country town, the closest one is 20 kilometres away.

3 comments:

Jennie said...

That looks lovely, a great sample of how Eye Spy packs can be used. Could you write up a simple instruction sheet for me to hand out at markets?

Jennie said...

That looks lovely, a great sample of how Eye Spy packs can be used. Could you write up a simple instruction sheet for me to hand out at markets?

Two Bits Patches said...

Yes, that's my plan, now the blogging is underway I'll get onto this next.