Saturday, March 12, 2022

I-Spy ๐Ÿ”ญ

These two quilts will be going to Japan to help teach English to children in orphanages!!!
Quilt Info:
Gift for: JOEE for Language Learning, located in Japan
Size: 48" X 60"
Batting: Quilters Dream Poly
Thread: Glide--Putty & Light Grey
Quilting: Sprawl ⤵️ from Longarm League
Quilting: Starlight ⤵️ from Intelligent Quilter
Interesting Info: JOEE stands for Joyful Opportunity English Education. Our missionary friend, Ruth Ingulsrud, has a non-profit ministry of teaching English to children in orphanages in Japan, in order to help make them future global leaders!!! She has been collecting several I-Spy quilts over several months and asked if I could come up with 2. 

I cut my squares at 6 1/2" each, and sorted them out--light backgrounds and dark backgrounds. I alternated the dark background squares with white fabrics, and put together my first quilt:
Close-ups of many of the I-spy blocks: ⤵️
For backing, I used a Japanese owl print, with woodland animals down the middle!
My second quilt combines the light background I-spy blocks with black mottled squares: ⤵️
Here are some close-ups of the fun squares!!! ⤵️
The backing for this second quilt is a bamboo print, a sight that's very common in Japan!!!
Now, to get them to Japan and the children!!! ✈️
Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

19 comments:

  1. I love I Spy quilts, and these are exceptionally nice! It was fun to see so many pretty novelty prints, and your quilting is amazing.

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  2. What a creative way to teach, using the I Spy quilts. Your two are so cleverly done, and so thoughtful. I love the quilting design, too!

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  3. These two quilts are just perfect for young learners! I love the dark blocks with light background and the light blocks with dark backgrounds. They will be so much fun. The quilting patterns are great too, I love the surprise curve in sprawl and the circular design of Starlight!

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  4. Great quilts for teaching english! I am sure they will be enjoyed. I love that starlight quilting, I think my favorite so far.

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  5. What a fun idea for teaching a language! Your I spy quilts are beautiful, and fun. It was an opportunity for me too to revise my English ;))
    Thank you for sharing your lovely quilts, and linking up!

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  6. Beautiful I spy quilts and lovely quilting.

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  7. Such beautiful I Spy quilts! I am sure the children will love them!

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  8. What a fun idea to use a quilt for language learning with kids. Hope they will be loved! xo

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  9. Love the quilts and the quilting

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  10. Lovely quilts and the quilting is fantastic. What a great idea to use them to learn English! xx

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  11. What love you have put in these two quilts. The children in the orphanage will be blessed.
    Quilter Bonnie

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  12. What great I spy quilts! The quilting adds so much interest! And yet another great use for quilts. Thank you for meeting that challenge. You are an around the world quilter!

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  13. Very cute! And what a great way to help teach English! Lovely!
    Quilting Gail

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  14. That is an interesting program and the quilts are a great way to facilitate language development.

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  15. What a cozy way to support the program!!

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  16. Two beautiful quilts and of course, I love the quilting designs to finish them off. Happy Easter!

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  17. Those are really fun quilts, Nancy! I love how you separated your prints into darker and lighter backgrounds. Sounds like a great organization to send them to, too!

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  18. Those are very cute. What a great way to introduce various nouns. I wonder how many clocks are around these days!

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