I learn about the coolest things from my crafty friends. A little while back, one of my crafty Facebook friends, Rachael from Imagine Gnats, was helping to organize an online auction called Handmade for Newtown through From The Heart Auctions. She and her co-organizers solicited auction items from their crafty contacts, and they received some really, really cool stuff—some handmade items and some supplies.
One of the many items to catch my eye—and the one that I ended up winning—was an awesome pack of I-Spy fabric squares using fabrics from Spoonflower. If you’re not familiar with Spoonflower, they’re a web site that allows people to design and print their own fabric (and wall decals and wallpaper). All you need to do is upload your design and select the type of fabric on which you want the design printed. Once the fabric is on the site, you can decide whether you want others to be able to buy your fabric or not.
For this auction item, CrafterHours selected 56 Spoonflower fabrics that would be perfect in an I-Spy quilt and cut them into I-Spy-friendly 5-inch squares. In addition to the set I got (titled Eden), they have two more I-Spy Spoonflower packs as well.
There are so many cute designs. And I can’t tell you how much fun it was to open the pack and go through the fabrics, naming each one as I came to it. “Sheep and fox… knots… rainbow bicycles…” I can’t wait to get going on my I-Spy quilt!