Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Round Tuit

My grandmother had something similar to this hanging in her kitchen for as long as I could remember.  

Little fun sayings and quotes decorated the everyday objects of her life.   Fortune-cookie snipets, magazine jokes and Dear Abby wisdom taped in places you least expected.  I imagine they made her smile.  After inheriting her prized sewing machine and setting it up for the first time, I was careful not to disturb the little quotes taped to its cover.

At Houston Modern Quilt Guild this month we shared WIPs (works in progress) and UFOs (Unfinished Objects) with the intention of helping hold each accountable.  We all want to move these projects to the FINISHED stack.
I brought the pieces of an I-Spy quilt being made for my grandson.  My mother helped with the spacer triangles when she visited.  An I-Spy quilt is a quilt made with many different fabrics replete with objects a child would enjoy discovering.  It is a snuggly version of the old British traveling game "I spy with my little eye (something that starts with....)" 

Since my daughter is half English, and this was a popular game in her childhood, I hope this quilt will help continue the fun with her son.  His third birthday is in late March -- plenty of time to get around to it, don't you think?

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