Part 3 - I Spy
I had an idea of an I spy quilt for a child, with all different types of printed fabric. While working on the checker board I decided to add the I Spy game to this table runner. There are two sections for the I Spy part. Tic-Tac-Toe is at one end, checkers at the other.
I cut out of several fabrics pictures that I thought a kid (or grown up) would like, then randomly sewed them together until I had large enough pieces that I could cut out shapes and letters. I ironed on double sided adhesive to the back, then cut out the letters I - S- P -Y, along with the following shapes: triangles, square, circle, heart, rectangle, star, oval and arrow. This would allow not only to 'spy' the pictures on the fabric, but also shapes, letters, and words. I then ironed these on two panels and stitched around them with decorative stitches. Any where there was a seam in the shape, also was stitched with a decorative stitch. I then cut strips of the assorted fabrics to sew a border around the panels.
I think it came out pretty well.
Below are the shapes after I stitched around them. Along with the words to identify the shape.
|My favorite, I like how the kitten is looking down at the ghost and the look on the ghost's face.|
If you noticed there are names through out the panels. I added Kathy's nieces, nephews and daughter's names as well. I thought they would have fun locating their own name on the table cover.
and of course my signature.
Hope you enjoyed reading about and seeing this table runner. I hope Kathy has fun with her nieces and nephews playing the assorted games.
The finished table runner:
I put all the table runners in a nice box, which had enough room to add the Fall and Christmas table runners I made her for her birthday.
To read more on the other table runners click on the links below:
Fun and Games Part 2 - Tic Tac Toe
Fun and Games Part 1 - Checkers
St. Patrick's Day