New is good, right? I've seen something called a "Quilt Swap" on a few blogs and it caught my attention. I am by no means this fantastic quilter. (I'm just finishing up my first quilt) but I've taken an interest in the rag top quilts- they seem a little more my style (for sewing at least - Have I mentioned that my mom makes heirloom quality quilts????) I've also seen great ideas for "I spy" items like these :
Obsessivelystitching shows these great story telling blocks.
Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy gives one great idea for place mats . . . .
Child of Mine gives another idea for place mats.
Obsessivelystitching also gives a tutorial for making an ABC book - use I-Spy fabric to increase the use of the book!
Oopsey Daisy shows how to make these great bags!
All great ideas but I'm, opting for the quilt first. So today, I started the process:
So, what is next? I have to ship these off on Monday to the person "in charge" of this one and than wait for my 200 blocks to return!! I'm excited.
I plan on using this quilt more for learning - I like to keep quilts in the living room for the boys that have distinct things on them (they have a space one and a dinosaur one my mom made - both with buttons - we call out colors and count the buttons!) This one, we can use to find things, colors, for counting, and more.
When I get my fabric, I promise to share :-)
Check out the following blog to learn more or just see her other great ideas!