Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Rainbow I Spy - First Top Finished

I made my first two filler blocks last night to complete the first Rainbow I Spy quilt top.

Rainbow I Spy Block Drive
I spy chairs and birds

Rainbow I Spy Block Drive
I spy a castle and crowns

I have received lots of donations but I felt this top needed a purple and a blue that were a little different from what I've received so far.

Rainbow I Spy Block Drive
I spy birds, dogs, dolls, flowers, castles, crowns, chairs, cupcakes, and fish!

I think the top came together really nicely. I did end up pinning as I sewed to keep all the pieces lined up. Some of the blocks came to me a little small but with pins I was able to slightly stretch them to the right size. Hopefully this won't cause any puckering when I start quilting. 

Here's a closer look at the blocks:

Rainbow I Spy Block Drive

Rainbow I Spy Block Drive

Today is the first deadline for this drive but if you didn't get a chance to make blocks yet, that's ok! I will be collecting blocks for a September 30th deadline and an October 30th deadline to spread out donations and give myself a little time to quilt. 

If you are in the Northern Virginia area and would like to volunteer to help put these beautiful blocks together, please email me at threadedmess {at} gmail {dot} com

I'm going to try to make another top tonight so hopefully I'll have more pictures to share soon!

Happy Quilting!

4 comments:

Lisa said...

This quilt top immediately made me smile. Thanks!

craftytammie said...

what a fab quilt! i love the castle block - but they are all awesome! i'm hoping to have something for you in september :)

Rachel D said...

These look great!

Hollie said...

I wish I were closer so I could help you put them together. They look great!