Jennifer, my Stash Bee Hive #2 member, requested a 6-inch finished postage stamp i-spy block for this month. She is making this quilt for her young niece, which makes me think about my niece (who will be turning 2 tomorrow!!). Her tutorial is really great, and since the block finished out so small, I couldn’t limit myself to making only one. Jennifer, the blocks are *slightly* over sized, but I thought it would be best if you gave the final trim before you sew them together.
Since the blocks use a lot of 1 1/2-inch squares, I went to my scrap bin to use up what I could there. But since I just finished my rainbow scrap quilt, I really only had limited yellows and the grays to work with.
Jennifer wants to know how we organize our solid fabrics. I keep my solids in separate bins from my prints. I have a large bin for colors and a large bin for neutrals. If the fabric does not come labelled (some stores put awesome labels on that I re-use), I will write the color down on a post it note and fold it into the fabric. I pretty much only have Kona solids. I do have some Denyse Schmidt solids, but they were a large fat quarter bundle / grouping, so they are stored separately in a bag that they nest in perfectly. I have no idea what their color names are… …and when I lose track of a color name, I’ll pull out my color card and sort it out. I like knowing what I am using.
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