Thursday, December 5, 2019

Treasure Hunt Twist

I cut my I Spy scraps into pieces of various sizes.  When I needed a new leader and ender project, I looked through my I Spy scraps to see what size I had a lot of.  Turns out I had a lot of 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles.  I had seen a quilt made by Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks back in April that used a block called Two by Two from the Go! Cube book by Eleanor Burns.  I thought the Two by Two would make a great leader & ender I Spy scrap quilt.  And I was right!

I went through my drawer of 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles and looked for fabrics that had at four rectangles cut from the same fabric.  I paired the scraps with Kona Goldfish.

There are some fun fabrics in here!  Pigs, crayons, lily pads, elephants with rainbows, 18-wheeler trucks...lots to look at.  I used my one of my favorite quilting motifs and did a big spiral. 

This will be donated to the local children's hospital. Just to prove it is a great size for cuddling, here are some (admittedly staged) shots of how I hope it might be used in the future.

I named it Treasure Hunt Twist, since I think of I Spy quilts as a treasure hunt.  This was #17 on my Q4 list of goals for the Finish Along, listed at Two by Two after the name of the block.


  1. This is so cute and such a fun twist on I spy quilts that aren't just squares!

  2. I agree, this is a fun quilt. I love the background fabric, so I'm going to add Kona Goldfish to my wish list. :-)

  3. Great idea for a leader/ender project- I always wind up with just squares. So cute! And a very helpful model!

  4. What a fun photo shoot! This is a great project. I have a few scraps that this could work for’