Newbie needs I Spy help

Newbie needs I Spy help

Post by Gail Jaskowsk » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Okey dokey,
I've been lurking for quite some time (I'm the luney quiet type), and almost
feel like I know so many of you already.  I'll post back later, if you'll
have me, and tell you more about myself. BUT, in the meantime, I have a
terrible itching to start an I Spy quilt, and can't for the life of me find
cutting and piecing directions. I could have sworn I saved a web page, but
now I cannot find it! ( well, I'm a records imaging technician, and I can't
keep track of everything) Could anyone out there help??  In as much as I
haven't the foggiest idea what I'm doing, I would be totally amazed if this
post shows up. Thanks....8^)

Should I mention that I found a international gourmet chocolate website that
I would be willing to share?

Gailjoan
--
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

 
 
 

Newbie needs I Spy help

Post by Roberta Zollne » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Hi Gailjoan, OK to be quiet, but don't disappear!
I Spy isn't a particular block, you could use any design that allows a large
enough piece for your prints. Some people do these in hexagons, others might
use an attic window. You just need lots of interesting objects printed on
fabric. (Swappers R Us)
And please do tell us about the chocolate :-)
Roberta in DK


Quote:
> Okey dokey,
> I've been lurking for quite some time (I'm the luney quiet type), and
almost
> feel like I know so many of you already.  I'll post back later, if you'll
> have me, and tell you more about myself. BUT, in the meantime, I have a
> terrible itching to start an I Spy quilt, and can't for the life of me
find
> cutting and piecing directions. I could have sworn I saved a web page, but
> now I cannot find it! ( well, I'm a records imaging technician, and I
can't
> keep track of everything) Could anyone out there help??  In as much as I
> haven't the foggiest idea what I'm doing, I would be totally amazed if
this
> post shows up. Thanks....8^)

> Should I mention that I found a international gourmet chocolate website
that
> I would be willing to share?

> Gailjoan
> --
> How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?


 
 
 

Newbie needs I Spy help

Post by <kueh.. » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


I found my pattern in the PS I Love You, Two book by Nancy Smith and Lynda
Milligan. Basically it uses a 2 3/4" finished size hexagon, with 1 3/8
isosceles triangle, measured base to tip.

You cut 200 hexes, then 400 triangles. Sew 2 triangles to opposite sides of
the hex, then connect these units. The quilt has odd and even rows, with odd
rows beginning and ending with hexes, and even rows beginning and ending
with triangles.

I'm using templates I found at a quilt show, that are slightly bigger. 3 1/2
hexes and 2 1/4" triangles, I believe.

Of course, you could use snowball blocks, or attic windows to show off the
novelty prints. Have fun - this is a fun project!
Wendy (frood)

Quote:

>Okey dokey,
>I've been lurking for quite some time (I'm the luney quiet type), and
almost
>feel like I know so many of you already.  I'll post back later, if you'll
>have me, and tell you more about myself. BUT, in the meantime, I have a
>terrible itching to start an I Spy quilt, and can't for the life of me find
>cutting and piecing directions. I could have sworn I saved a web page, but
>now I cannot find it! ( well, I'm a records imaging technician, and I can't
>keep track of everything) Could anyone out there help??  In as much as I
>haven't the foggiest idea what I'm doing, I would be totally amazed if this
>post shows up. Thanks....8^)

>Should I mention that I found a international gourmet chocolate website
that
>I would be willing to share?

>Gailjoan
>--
>How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

 
 
 

Newbie needs I Spy help

Post by John and Louise Nielan » Sun, 30 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Pat, I haven't made an I Spy quilt, so I'm probably not the best one to
answer your question, but that won't stop me!

The quilt is usually made from hexagons cut from novelty prints and
connected with solid color triangles. When it's finished, you (with the help
of a child, in most cases) play I Spy, looking for particular items -- a
blue bug, a pumpkin, an angel, etc. Although the "original" I Spy quilt was
made with hexagons, you could use your imagination and use other shapes, as
well. Hope that helps a little.

Louise



Quote:
> what is a spy quilt I have never heard of it.


> >Okey dokey,
> >I've been lurking for quite some time (I'm the luney quiet type), and
> almost
> >feel like I know so many of you already.  I'll post back later, if you'll
> >have me, and tell you more about myself. BUT, in the meantime, I have a
> >terrible itching to start an I Spy quilt, and can't for the life of me
find
> >cutting and piecing directions. I could have sworn I saved a web page,
but
> >now I cannot find it! ( well, I'm a records imaging technician, and I
can't
> >keep track of everything) Could anyone out there help??  In as much as I
> >haven't the foggiest idea what I'm doing, I would be totally amazed if
this
> >post shows up. Thanks....8^)

> >Should I mention that I found a international gourmet chocolate website
> that
> >I would be willing to share?

> >Gailjoan
> >--
> >How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

 
 
 

Newbie needs I Spy help

Post by John & Pat Quinnel » Mon, 31 Jan 2000 04:00:00


what is a spy quilt I have never heard of it.

Quote:

>Okey dokey,
>I've been lurking for quite some time (I'm the luney quiet type), and
almost
>feel like I know so many of you already.  I'll post back later, if you'll
>have me, and tell you more about myself. BUT, in the meantime, I have a
>terrible itching to start an I Spy quilt, and can't for the life of me find
>cutting and piecing directions. I could have sworn I saved a web page, but
>now I cannot find it! ( well, I'm a records imaging technician, and I can't
>keep track of everything) Could anyone out there help??  In as much as I
>haven't the foggiest idea what I'm doing, I would be totally amazed if this
>post shows up. Thanks....8^)

>Should I mention that I found a international gourmet chocolate website
that
>I would be willing to share?

>Gailjoan
>--
>How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

 
 
 

Newbie needs I Spy help

Post by Nancy Voog » Mon, 31 Jan 2000 04:00:00


In response to your signature line:  as old as my tongue and a little bit
older than my teeth.

Welcome!  Come back soon and answer all those questions you know you need to
answer!

Ramblin' Nan

Quote:

> Gailjoan
> --
> How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

 
 
 

Newbie needs I Spy help

Post by Blackcat » Mon, 31 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Each little block has a picture in it - maybe an animal or a food or an
instrument or whatever.  So when the older toddler is taking a nap they can
look for certain things, like an "I Spy" book.  There is a pattern in "PS I
Love You Two" for one with hexagons connected by triangles.  I am doing that
one.  Others have used attic windows or log cabin variation or other settings.
It's fun to collect the fabrics, but can get expensive.  So swaps are a really
good idea for this one.
Debra in Idaho
 
 
 

Newbie needs I Spy help

Post by sarah curr » Mon, 31 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Welcome, Gail!  I won't be able to answer your questions, but I can ASK
some ... like WHERE ARE YOU (if you've been lurking, you know the drill
:-)  ), and what about chocolate, and your QI's and the like ...
        do come on back and set a spell with us, and holler now and then.  Good
luck with your search, and
        Happy Trails,
        Sarah in Las Cruces, NM

Quote:

> Okey dokey,
> I've been lurking for quite some time (I'm the luney quiet type), and almost
> feel like I know so many of you already.  I'll post back later, if you'll
> have me, and tell you more about myself. BUT, in the meantime, I have a
> terrible itching to start an I Spy quilt, and can't for the life of me find
> cutting and piecing directions. I could have sworn I saved a web page, but
> now I cannot find it! ( well, I'm a records imaging technician, and I can't
> keep track of everything) Could anyone out there help??  In as much as I
> haven't the foggiest idea what I'm doing, I would be totally amazed if this
> post shows up. Thanks....8^)

> Should I mention that I found a international gourmet chocolate website that
> I would be willing to share?

> Gailjoan
> --
> How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

 
 
 

Newbie needs I Spy help

Post by Terry + Lorri » Tue, 01 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Gail, I thought I had a great website for you to look at with directions,
but it seems to have been taken down  maybe someone knows where it
went on, banksapollotrust was where it was located, anyway, I have a picture
of my I spy quilt I made you can see at

http://pages.cthome.net/tofish/ispy.html
I would be happy to explain the cutting and piecing process, the advice people
gave you
about the pattern is correct, it is in the PS I Love you 2 book, I enlarged the
hexagon,
fussy cut the pieces, but then you sew the left bottom triangle to the hex and
the right top
triangle, then sew the rows together and they all fit there are a few other
tricks it you are

Quote:

> Okey dokey,
> I've been lurking for quite some time (I'm the luney quiet type), and almost
> feel like I know so many of you already.  I'll post back later, if you'll
> have me, and tell you more about myself. BUT, in the meantime, I have a
> terrible itching to start an I Spy quilt, and can't for the life of me find
> cutting and piecing directions. I could have sworn I saved a web page, but
> now I cannot find it! ( well, I'm a records imaging technician, and I can't
> keep track of everything) Could anyone out there help??  In as much as I
> haven't the foggiest idea what I'm doing, I would be totally amazed if this
> post shows up. Thanks....8^)

> Should I mention that I found a international gourmet chocolate website that

From: Terry + Lo
 
 
 

Newbie needs I Spy help

Post by Terry + Lorri » Tue, 01 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Gail, I thought I had a great website for you to look at with directions,
but it seems to have been taken down  maybe someone knows where it
went on, banksapollotrust was where it was located, anyway, I have a picture
of my I spy quilt I made you can see at

http://pages.cthome.net/tofish/ispy.html
I would be happy to explain the cutting and piecing process, the advice people
gave you
about the pattern is correct, it is in the PS I Love you 2 book, I enlarged the
hexagon,
fussy cut the pieces, but then you sew the left bottom triangle to the hex and
the right top
triangle, then sew the rows together and they all fit there are a few other
tricks it you are

Quote:

> Okey dokey,
> I've been lurking for quite some time (I'm the luney quiet type), and almost
> feel like I know so many of you already.  I'll post back later, if you'll
> have me, and tell you more about myself. BUT, in the meantime, I have a
> terrible itching to start an I Spy quilt, and can't for the life of me find
> cutting and piecing directions. I could have sworn I saved a web page, but
> now I cannot find it! ( well, I'm a records imaging technician, and I can't
> keep track of everything) Could anyone out there help??  In as much as I
> haven't the foggiest idea what I'm doing, I would be totally amazed if this
> post shows up. Thanks....8^)

> Should I mention that I found a international gourmet chocolate website that

From: Terry + Lo
 
 
 

Newbie needs I Spy help

Post by QuiltR10 » Wed, 02 Feb 2000 04:00:00



writes:

Quote:
>BUT, in the meantime, I have a
>terrible itching to start an I Spy quilt, and can't for the life of me find
>cutting and piecing directions. I could have sworn I saved a web page, but
>now I cannot find it! ( well, I'm a records imaging technician, and I can't
>keep track of everything) Could anyone out there help??

Gail,  
   Welcome to the group and out of lurkdom.   I think the reason that you can't
find the Hexagon pattern page is because  PC Piecer has moved from the
ApolloBank site to it own site at:  

http://www.FoundCollection.com/

.......but,  they're still transfering everything over to the new site & it's
all not posted yet.   I do agree with Roberta, in that,  you can use any
pattern to do an "I Spy" quilt   (  center of an Ohio Star, Attic Window,
jars,  just plain squares,  etc.  ).   So just pick any pattern you like, and
cut your novelty fabric to fit & enjoy.

Kris  ( in northern ***ia  )