I-Spy Quilt (Disappearing 9 Patch)
By January I thought I was ready to try a quilt. It actually came out quite well. It's ironic that such an old fashioned art, like quilting and sewing, could be taught through modern methods. I watched clip after clip on youtube and read blog after blog on tutorials. One of my favorite teachers was Jenny at MISSOURI STAR QUILT COMPANY. Another was Care at OBSESSIVELY STITCHING. I learned how to thread the machine, sew and then quilt. There is so much information out there that it made sewing...and making this quilt easy!
I used a TUTORIAL from Care at Obsessively Stitching for a Disappearing 9 Patch Quilt: I-Spy Version. I used ANOTHER TUTORIAL from Jenny at Missouri Star for the quilt as you go method. The combination of both of these made my first quilt quick and easy. Cutting out took a about an hour one day...the subsequent cutting, sewing and putting together took about another 5 hours on another day. Instead of binding, I just folded the back over and sewed it on.
I have many more plans for I-Spy quilts just like this one! I have cut out another boy and 2 girl and versions and just need to put them together. I'm not sure that using the quilt as you go method is actually easier. I've made 4 other quilts and I'm still trying to decide.which way works best. I will say that the disappearing 9 patch method does give you the most bang for your buck!
So here is the finished product and a sleeping kiddo. I hope you enjoyed my journey from novice to quilter.