I Spy Block Exchange

If you want to make an I Spy Quilt, but you don’t have a large variety of fabrics, join our I Spy Swap! You can use the blocks to make other items as well, like pillows, placemats and toddler activity books.

Here’s how it works: From one yard of novelty print fabric (see guidelines), cut 50 five-inch blocks. Turn them in to Marilyn Fettinger by our May meeting,  and in June, you’ll get 50 blocks back for your own unique I Spy quilt. Here are the details:

  1. Cut 50 5″ x 5″ squares from quilt shop quality novelty print fabric appropriate for young children. No licensed character prints, religious or political fabric, please. The 50 squares do not have to be from the same fabric.
    Each block should have a recognizable object or objects in the 5″ square.
    Cut your fabric with a rotary cutter, do not rip it.
    Try to find something different, not just a common generic shape like stars or dots.
  2. Write your name and email address on a 3″ x 5″ card.
  3. Put the 50 squares and the card in a zip-lock plastic bag.
  4. Give the bags to Marilyn Fettinger at the March or April meeting.
  5. You are welcome to submit as many bags as you wish. Each bag must contain a different fabric.
  6. At the May meeting you will get your bag(s) back with 50 squares from the other participants. The variety received will depend on the number of participants.
  7. Blocks must be turned in and picked up at club meetings. No blocks will be mailed.

See our favorite links page for  our I Spy Games instruction booklet and ideas for different I Spy quilts you can make.

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