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"MADE ONE SIMILAR ALL DIFFERENT DIRETIONS BUT TURNED OUT INTERESTING, I THINK."
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I Spy Disappearing Nine Patch
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The I Spy Disappearing Nine Patch is a great idea for kids quilt patterns because it serves as entertainment and style. Made with disappearing nine patch quilt directions, this kid’s quilt pattern is perfect for any little girl or boy bedroom. This scrappy and precious ideas allows you to create a nine patch pattern that displays a myriad of fabric designs, allowing your kiddos to play I-spy with the adorable quilting pattern. This would be a great wall-hanging or even a cuddly quilt to bring on especially long road trips.
Project TypeMake a Project
Quilt Size41.5 inches wide x 56.5 inches long
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History of I Spy
The popular I Spy game for kids may not seem like it has an interesting history, but the classic search-and-find game went through many transformations over the past century that you may have never known. The game is commonly known as “It” as well as just “Spy.” While parents seem to use the game as a way to distract or entertain little ones while waiting at the doctor’s office or during a long car ride, the game used to be played more for educational purposes. It was considered a great reasoning game meant to develop a child’s observation skills. As the game became more of a classic like Tic-Tac-Toe or Bingo, it grew more ingrained in popular culture. In the 1960s, NBC aired I Spy as a secret-agent adventure series. I Spy is also a children’s search-and-find book series that inspired the Where’s Wally book series as well. Who would’ve thought such a simple game could have such an impact over the years?
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Mar 26, 2016
Why is it called a "Disappearing" nine patch quilt, when nothing seems to disappear? Help - this is bugging me!!
hillhouse97 924844 1
Mar 31, 2016
It's called a disappearing nine patch because first you sew three rows of three blocks each row together. Then you cut down the middle from top to bottom, and cut across the middle from side to side. If you click on the "get pattern link" above, it will take you to a picture tutorial that shows you exactly how to sew it and how to cut it. This is an adorable quilt.
Nov 01, 2014
This turned out great! Instructions are great! The new parents loved it!
Apr 29, 2014
I made one in this style. The self- Sashing is perfect. I also made this sashing around the outside. I made it with green and love the fresh look. A lady bug from one of the scraps I used in the quilt will be enlarged to adorn the front. Good luck!
Mar 04, 2013
I am an amateur and was hoping to use this pattern as a culmination senior project for my new high school. Each student is making a shield (coat of arms) that represents their high school journey and future. I wanted to make the blocks for the shields 5. 5 inches with quarter seam allowance all around, but can't figure out the rest of the math... Can anyone help me?
Mar 01, 2014
Your sashing strips, ie the white bits between should be not more than 1.3 of the size of the block to give it a nice balance. Try out a few blocks to see what you like. For a 5" finished block use 1 1/2" strip with a 1 1/2" coloured corner square. You might find this is a little bit small. Try a 6 1/2" block and 2 1/2" strips and corner blocks. These figures include the seam allowance. Good luck and enjoy the process.
irishkathykat 4444 600
Mar 03, 2013
I have tons of squares in various sizes so this quilt looks like it would make up fast for a charity quilt. I also have some I can't bear to cut apart so this is a perfect use for them. Now to get my sewing area set up - well, moved since where I'm at is too crowded.
cwalker6920 858848 6
Jan 09, 2013
I made this quilt for my two great grandchildren for Christmas. It was fun to make and they loved it. I added a border and put 54 words around it so they could learn the words to the pictures.
bakingmama1943 558 5139
Oct 11, 2012
this was the one I will make love it
Mar 12, 2012
I VERY MUCH LIKE IT, GREAT PROJECTS
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