iSpy Sliced Coins - Finished!

I've got two finished quilts to write about, but the iSpy goes first since I've been working on it since January.
The pattern is Don't Call Me Betsy's Sliced Coins Quilt Along. I used novelty fabrics and cut two coins from each, so my nephew can play a matching game instead of going to bed at night.
I really like the strip of solid between each coin - this quilt would be far too busy without it. The solid is Delft Blue Kona. The fabrics range from Moda Love U turtles to John Deere from Hobby Lobby.
 The back is green flannel, and it shows the quilting nicely. I used the Big Diamond, Little Diamond design by FITF.
One tip on this quilting pattern - do all your lines in one direction, quilt, then draw the second set. I got confused at points as to which direction I was going. If you can, mark the dividing lines in a different color than the actual quilting lines.
Another tip: if you're using a washable marking pen, don't flick water at the cat when he tries to play "catch the ruler."
I love the littlest diamonds formed in the middle.
iSpy Sliced Coins measures about 50x60" and is bound in a blue stripe that has been in my stash for ten years, and will continue to be in my stash for the next twenty. I think it replicates every time I use some.
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Work in Progress Wednesday - Week 23

I can't believe WiP Wednesday was my last post! We went to a family reunion in Ohio last weekend, surprising my husband's almost-80-year-old grandmother.

I had full intentions of posting on the trip, but my Netbook refused to connect to any internet. So I have a bunch of finishes that haven't been blogged about yet.
I also need to put together a post for SewCalGal's Pets on Quilts Show and a giveaway post this weekend in honor of Grandma's birthday...and mine, too! So you might want to check back for that.
Both Charming Wildflowers and iSpy Sliced Coin Quilt are done, bound, and handed off to their new owners (grandma and nephew, respectively.)
The doll quilts are done and handed off to their new owners, who moved while we were gone. :(

Untouched This Week:

In Planning:
Cars Quilt (the Dude)
Hunter's Star (my sister)
New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 3
In Progress: 8
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Work in Progress Wednesday - Week 22

Checking things of the list this week, big time.
Charming Wildflowers? Quilted. Getting bound today. Maybe... I can't decide if I need to add quilting along the solid boxes. I wanted the current quilting because it adds dimension to the borders, but now I've lost the definition of the blocks - they were supposed to look like flowers within the solid boxes, not next to.

iSpy Sliced Coin Quilt? Quilted. Okay, again, mostly. I need to decide how to fill in this empty space at the top and bottom. I'm thinking just chevrons rather than continuing the lines to make diamonds. That way the biggest diamond in the center stands out.

Doll quilts? Quilted, waiting to be bound.
The chunky log cabin is in a mish-mash of stages that I need to sort out.
Untouched This Week:
Frolicking Pinwheels 

Awaiting Quilting:


In Planning:
Cars Quilt (the Dude)
Hunter's Star (my sister)
New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 11
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Sunday Stash Report - Week 32

This week was a wash, but next week won't be.

I bought three yards of green flannel to back my iSpy Sliced Coins quilt - and it's already pieced and ready to be basted.
I finished the Christmas Kaleidoscope quilt. The top was counted last week; there was 2.5 yards in the back and a half yard in the borders.
I also pieced the back of Charming Wildflowers, but I don't count backs out until the quilting is done. That and iSpy will be quilted by the end of this week - I have a plan for both and they shouldn't take too long.
Used this Week: 3
Used Year to Date: 84.68
Added this Week: 3
Added Year to Date: 134.2
Net Used for 2011: (49.52) yards

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iSpy Sliced Coins Top - Finished!

Woo! Finish one for the weekend!
I know the picture is awful - the wind decided to be the "suck fabric against the fence" wind today. It's not nearly as wrinkled as it looks.
It's about 50x56". Pattern is Don't Call Me Betsy's Sliced Coins QAL. There are two of every novelty print so my nephew can play a matching game on it.
Now to finish sewing together the rows of the Hunter's Star, so I can piece some backings and get to quilting next week!