I Spy Block
Block of the Month
9 1/2" block (unfinished)

To I Spy PDF download

I spy blocks have always been popular among quilters. They make into a fabulous quilt for babies and small children. The large square of fabric is often themed. I have added a few ideas below using either:

  • Animal prints
  • Colors
  • Food prints
  • Vehicle prints
  • Halloween prints
  • Christmas prints
  • Food prints
  • Fairy prints
  • or whatever is the current themed fabric available in the shops. Dr Seuss fabrics have been all the rage in 2012 and they would suit this type of quilt very well.

Click on the image above to download a PDF of this BOM.

Like most I Spy themed blocks when sewn together they make a very vibrant quilt that children love and have the added advantage of being good at hiding the added dirt.

Make two of these blocks out of bright prints. Use lots of different prints and cut the pieces of the blocks as per the diagram below.

When this block is sewn together, it should measure 9 1/2" square. When sewn into a quilt it will measure 9" finished. Have fun placing your pieces as there are several different ways to combine the blocks.





6 1/2" x 6 1/2"

Large square


3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Small square


2" x 3 1/2"


The above graph gives the size and number of pieces needed to make this block. You can see that there are 2 different sized squares within this block so that gives you two options to add your feature fabric.

This block was very popular with my quilting group and there were several women keen to win the blocks. I think there are quite a few grand parents in my group and these quilts are always popular with young children.

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