As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I'm posting a completed quilt - about one a week - to follow my journey as a quilter from its beginning. Today's quilt is an I-spy quilt. I saw the concept on-line, and thought this would be a great way to use up some of my novelty fabrics. So I pulled out all the different items I had, and started cutting.
One thing I learned very quickly - fussy cutting fabric can be tedious. I cut 48 different 3" squares of fabric before I ran out of variety. The size was picked based on the general size of the fussy pictures, rather than a real plan for the finished quilt. Then I cut 160 little 1" squares of blue interlock to create all the snowballs.
When I started to consider the layout, I thought sashing with cornerstones would work best - and I carefully fussy cut 1" squares for all the cornerstones - 63 of them. I sashed and bordered this quilt with interlock fabric, and used one of the novelty prints on the backing to provide stability. The interlock has a lot of stretch, so that was necessary. The binding is the same fabric as the back. At this point, I still hadn't worked out the details of 1/4" binding, so this quilt has a large binding. The quilt was finished in April 2004 and donated to the local children's hospital.