Despite all the projects I wrote about last post, I took time out to do a special I spy quilt. There is a little boy in our community and a member of my church that has Mitochondrial disease. His name is Judson and his story has touched my heart so I made him a quilt.
Several years ago I bought some of Pat Yamin's Come Quilt With Me templates for eye spy quilts. I purchased the 5 in diameter hex that comes with the hexagon template and the setting triangle. I also purchased the smaller size, but I used the 5 inch size for this quilt.
I have a large collection of novelty prints and some were already cut into hexies. I had also picked up a number of other prints this summer when I was out in Colorado. So I spent a night or two cutting them into hexies. I talked to Judson's pre school teacher to find out what his favorite color was and what he liked. She told me super heroes and black! I was so surprised about the black. I had thought I would use a red for the star points, but I decided to change them to black. I machine quilted the quilt on my Juki. Just stitching in the ditch on all the seams. The back was spiderman fabric with red on either side. I did not write down the finished measurements but I think it is about 55 by 77.
I got the sweetest note from Judson's mom, Raven, and she sent me these photos of Judson with his quilt. I am so happy he likes it.
I am behind in grading...ugh. I will be working on that till I am caught back up, then on to the other projects on the table.