Who doesn't like I spy quilts for young children! I designed this I spy star block using EQ7 and fabrics from my stash. The ladies will be making this block for our BOM project next month. To help keep some continuity and also encourage more blocks to be made I have cut out a lot of rectangles from my bug fabric so there will be no excuse for not having lots to made!!
Below you can down load the BOM sheet for this block and also the rotary cutting guide. Please feel free to use this in any way you want - either as I have done or alter it to suit your group. I know the sheet has our quilting group name on it and that may not suit you - sorry!
On the sheet below you will notice that I have added an idea for a finished quilt that requires a slight alteration to some of the blocks. This is very easy to do. You place a square of fabric 3½" x 3½" onto one or two of the corners and sew along the diagonal, trim off the unwanted fabric and press.
This I spy star block is very simple to construct as it is based on a four patch. To construct the block you first:
My advice when making this quilt block:
I recently rediscovered Marcia Hohn's site The Quilter's Cache. Here you will find a very very large collection of blocks complete with block assembly suggestions for free and also photos of blocks and quilts that people have made using her patterns. It's a large site so I enjoy short visits for inspiration!
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