First up, the little man's I spy quilt. An I spy quilt is made of up novelty prints, and you use one of each object. The quilt can then be used as a toy or learning tool, i.e. "how many birds do you see?" "let's find something purple" "Where's the airplane?" I'd been collecting I spy fabrics for about 8 years and wanted to make one for him. But I couldn't decide on which fabrics to omit, and of course I kept seeing more prints I liked... SO eventually I just cut squares, sewed them together and ended up with this.
The idea was to add a solid border to calm it down. But then I piled more fabrics into it and it turned into a hot mess. A busy, hot mess.
I hated it. It sat there for awhile, like months. Then I came across this quilt in a Google search:
Well, that looked nice. The borders really gave your eyes a place to rest in between the prints. (BTW, I cannot find the website this picture was originally taken from. Google says Pinterest but I can't find it on Pinterest to give the maker credit. I apologize for this.)
I have lots of blue fabrics, so I got out my seam ripper and took the top apart. Then I got started again today while little man was napping.
That's much, much better and I think I can finish the quilt now.
Camper update: none. I haven't tried the soda thing yet because it's rained every day since I posted it so the camper is tarped. To be continued.