We did a gift exchange this year with the little kids (cousins) on my side of the family. We had Jordan and Brianna. My sister in-law had asked for an "I Spy" quilt for Brianna.
I have all the squares cut, because I have done at least 5 already, most likely more, but I've lost count. So when I was cutting squares for like the 3rd one I decided to just cut up a whole bunch of squares. I only buy about 1/4 yard because all I need to cut is a 4" square. When I first started I had bought fabric that had to be "fussy" cut, I don't do that too much anymore, because that takes too much time. I also bought some flannel fabric because a lot of the baby prints are flannel. Well, after washing Jayden's I Spy quilt several times, I decided to not buy flannel anymore. I don't like how "pilly" it gets. But I will use up what I have, there are 144 different squares, if I didn't have the flannel there would be a lot less squares. Also the very first one, or maybe it was the second one, that I made was for a friend and I put family pictures in it. I think for that particular one I just used the iron on stuff, but I now have the printable fabric. However, washing that and it being folded up and what not... the pictures don't really last, so I don't do that anymore. It's all a learning process, you learn as you go. So I just thought I'd share what I know with you.
So I threw one together for my niece Brianna.
Don't look too close because there are a lot of mistakes, I was really hurrying to get it done.
I like to use this really soft stuff on the backs of my quilts.