Friday, 25 January 2013

TGIFF! - Wee Spy - Canadian Style

Now that this little puppy has made it safely to its new home, I can share my second commissioned Wee Spy quilt with you.

It's made for a new little girl born in sunny Burbank, California. It's loaded with a good dose of Canadiana for its new Canadian-American owner. A girl's got to know her roots, eh? :)

I've made many of these Wee Spy quilts over the last seven years, but each is unique just like the baby for whom it's intended. 48 different novelty fabrics in 6" squares arranged randomly, surrounded by a 3" border that coordinates with the backing.

I make the Wee Spy quilts gender neutral so they can be passed down or around, but sometimes I'll include a few fabrics geared towards the family (ie. boats for a family that enjoys sailing, music notes/instruments when I know the dad is a musician, etc.). This quilt has some Canada fireworks, hockey equipment, Christmas moose, and plenty of maple leafs...and an American flag. :)


They measure ~ 40" by 50" and come with their own matching travel bag, which doubles as a mini I Spy. 


I'm told that the proud parents of the new arrival are very pleased with this gift. Woo hoo! :D

Linking up with Nat @ Made in Home for this week's TGIFF! party.


Happy Friday, all!

12 comments:

  1. Awesome quilt! I love the backing!! Perfect for a little Canadian-American!!

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  2. I love these! I know you posted your "instruction tag" information once before, but of course I can't find it. I would love to see that again...it is such a great idea, and I wish I had added it to one that I gave away, because I dont think they really understood that it was a "I spy" game thing! thanks!

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  3. Awesome quilt, MR! I love the idea. :)

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  4. Great idiot, I like the idea you can customise according to the parents' interests!

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  5. Okay, what are Canadian fireworks? And if they're regular fireworks when do you guys use them? I doubt you bust them out on the fourth of July. :)

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  6. I love the way these are customised to be not only lovely quilts but a wealth of ideas and images for the baby to learn about as they grow up :)

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  7. Such a great idea! I usually shy away from those kind of prints cause they are hard to use, but this is great!

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  8. What a great finish!! Thanks for showing and I love that super cute little bag I will have to start doing that!

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  9. What a fun gift. The Canadian you were able to fit in is so fun.

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