Over the past few months, I've seen these sweet little polaroids being exchanged in swaps. I have a pretty hefty novelty collection and couldn't help but think that one of these quilts would be a great way to show off some of my favorites. Then, I found out that a friend and Polaroid fan was expecting a baby and it was a match made in heaven.
I started out at this tutorial but decided I wanted to make my squares a little bigger. I had to play with the sizing a little bit to make it all work, but it's a super easy quilt. Let me warn you to go ahead and buy more of the sashing material that you'd think you'd need. I ended up going through about 2 1/2 yards of this Kona Maize.
I love the look of offsetting the sqaures. It looks like they are actual Polaroids that have been thrown on top of a quilt. I love that they aren't perfectly fussy cut either. Some of the images are cropped out (accidentally), but it added to the haphazard way that Polaroids can look too.
For the back, I pieced together some grey fat quarters and added some of the extra Polaroids in the middle.
I can't wait until this is in the hands of my friend. I think she'll love it and appreciate it for her little one. This is a pattern I would definitely play with again and I am already planning a second one for another expecting mama. I'm also considering listing this as a custom piece in my Etsy shop. It really is the perfect I-spy quilt for more modern tastes!