I Spy Flying Geese // Finished Modern Quilt

My sister in law Amber and I made this quilt for our newest niece, baby L, who was born just a few weeks ago.  As baby number four, we thought she needed something bright and cheery and snuggly–I think we achieved all of those goals. Since Amber and I live on opposite ends of the country, there was quite a bit of mailing back and forth before the final product was mailed to L. earlier this week. There are so many fun fabrics in this i-spy quilt, perhaps it helped keep her older siblings busy on their long flight to Florida this week.

We had to keep this quilt gender neutral, but we stuck in some of our favorite purple fabrics,

just in case… 
We were inspired in part by Dana’s blocks for the 3×6 Bee...

 Whenever I have a quilting dilemma, I call my friend Trish (who is also my riding buddy. Seriously, she needs to get her quilts on flickr, because she has made some beautiful things!)  This is what we came up with–simple straight line quilting about an 1/8 of an inch from the seam; I like how they intersect and make a teeny tiny square. She is a more patient quilter than I am, and would have made far more squares, I’m certain…

Finally, it is bound in the cobblestone print by Kate Spain (Central Park) with small rainbow patches sewn into the binding. It is backed with the world’s softest fabric–moda snuggle fabric, I believe. LOVE. Its a summer baby, but they live in Wisconsin, so I figured summer would be short and then she would enjoy the softer, heavier quilt… We love you baby L!!!

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  1. Posted July 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    what a vibrant quilt in those bright, clear, rainbow colours that young children are drawn to – and some older folks too, including me!

  2. notes of sincerity
    Posted July 1, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous!! :o)

  3. Posted July 2, 2011 at 1:20 am | Permalink


  4. miamihoney
    Posted July 1, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Just perfect!

  5. Posted July 2, 2011 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    Such a beautiful, cheerful quilt! Great work!!

  6. Needled Mom
    Posted July 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    That is darling – perfect for a little one.

  7. Posted July 2, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    It looks beautiful! You did a wonderful job quilting and binding it.

  8. Posted July 2, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    How fun! I never would have thought to use flying geese in a baby quilt. It’s adorable!

  9. Posted July 2, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    That is a wonderful quilt, perfect for a new baby!

  10. Posted July 6, 2011 at 2:09 am | Permalink

    What a great way to use some of my I Spy fabrics!! I have just added this to my to do list!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Susan Lambrix
    Posted October 24, 2014 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I can’t find any moda snuggle where I live…………can you give me an idea what it feels like? Is it close to flanned

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted October 25, 2014 at 2:17 am | Permalink

      Hi Susan! It feels more like minky, but without the dots, than flannel. You might try looking online if you are interested, or using a minky type fabric for a similar feel. I did find some online, here. http://www.thequiltedcastle.com/snuggle-moda.html I’m wondering if it isn’t being manufactured any longer, because I didn’t find it in very many places. Happy quilting.

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