“I Spy” quilts have been around in one form or another for a very long time. Designed to keep children entertained while they learn, these patchwork quilts feature novelty print patches, often fussy-cut to show off specific motifs in the prints. Kids can search out special images, and point out favorites as they practice saying new words.
When Kristin Lawson‘s Oh Look! I Spy lap quilt arrived for the May/June 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, we fell in love. Kristin created a cohesive, modern setting for all those novelty print center squares, and we knew our readers would appreciate having this pattern in more than one size. Hence, today’s Friday Freebie…a twin size version of Oh Look!
As you can see, there are fewer blocks in the larger twin size bonus pattern than there are in the smaller lap size quilt. That’s because we upsized the blocks for the twin size, taking them from 6″ to 12″. Besides cutting down on piecing time, this allows you to showcase larger motifs or larger areas of the novelty prints in the block centers. Bigger pictures, bigger fun!
Download the Oh Look! twin size quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday FREEbie. And if you’d like to make the lap quilt with smaller blocks and don’t yet have a copy of the May/June issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine, print and instant digital copies are available in our online shop. A separate digital download of the pattern is also available.