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!


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!