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Dexter's I Spy

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Dexter's I Spy - I wanted to make an I Spy quilt, but did not want to make the standard hexagon pattern. So I cut the novelty fabrics (multicolored and monotone) into 2.5 inch squares and sorted them into 6 piles - light medium and dark of the multicolored fabrics, and light medium and dark of the monotone fabrics. Then made the Trip Around the World layout and constructed the quilt using 9 patch construction following the specific layout required to get the shading I wanted. There were 12 different 9 patch constructions. When I finished all the 9 patches I realized that I needed a single row down the vertical center and the horizontal center to make the design sparkle. The most difficult part was adding these vertical and horizontal rows as the quilt was in quarters and heavy so it stretched a little. Fortunately, the machine quilter, Eleanor Johnson was able to bail me out and the quilt came out great!!!

Date Added: March 15, 2007

 

Name of Pattern or Block Trip around the world - pieced as nine patch
Owned By Dexter Alan Vastine
Name of Maker Peggie Wormington (Nana)
Name of Quilter Eleanor Johnson
Year Made 2008
Year Made is: Certain
Located in City San Francisco
Located in State CA
Located in Country US
Condition of Quilt Mint
Design Source Adapted Original Design
Design Source - Based On Trip around the world
Design Source - Description I wanted to make an I Spy quilt, but did not want to make the standard hexagon pattern. So I cut the novelty fabrics (multicolored and monotone) into 2.5 inch squares and sorted them into 6 piles - light medium and dark of the multicolored fabrics, and light medium and dark of the monotone fabrics. Then made the Trip Around the World layout and constructed the quilt using 9 patch construction following the specific layout required to get the shading I wanted. There were 12 different 9 patch constructions. When I finished all the 9 patches I realized that I needed a single row down the vertical center and the horizontal center to make the design sparkle. The most difficult part was adding these vertical and horizontal rows as the quilt was in quarters and heavy so it stretched a little. Fortunately, the machine quilter, Eleanor Johnson was able to bail me out and the quilt came out great!!!
Genre Traditional Quilt
Quilt Type Large Quilt
Quilt Width 70
Quilt Height 90
Measurement In: Inches
Fabric Used 100% Commercial Cotton
Construction Technique Pieced
Piecing By Machine
Applique by None
Types of Quilting Machine Quilted, Quilted on long-arm
Embellishments None

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