Monday, April 28, 2008

I Spy Forever

I think I've made it clear by now that I love I spy quilts. I've loved them since I was a little girl snuggled under the quilt my grandma made. So I don't know why it should surprise me that my girls love them to. Maybe there is something universally appealing about all those neat pictures and patterns.

I made a twin sized I spy quilt for my first born when she moved from her baby bed to her big girl bed. My second daughter is still in her crib, and will be for quite awhile, but I'm already planning quilts for her too. I'd imagined that I'd make her something different. Couldn't decide what exactly, but just different.

Then yesterday we were playing on big sister's bed and she was just fascinated with the I spy quilt. We often play with the smaller I spy security blankets I made for her, and she just loves that. But the big bed quilt was even more amazing to her. She would point at a square and look at me waiting for me to tell her what the picture was. I was surprised how long she stayed focused and kept wanting to play (although I shouldn't have been).

I think she'll be getting her own I spy quilt one day too. Different is overrated when the good old stuff still brings in so much fun.

I'm actually working on an alphabet quilt for big sister now. It's taking a while because I got the hot idea to find fabric with pictures for each letter (apple print for A, Blue fabric for B, etc.) Turns out some letters are a bit tricky to find. So that can be my fun and different quilt to make for now. Baby sister will get a different quilt too one day. It's fun making new kinds of quilts, and no matter how careful we are, everything still needs to be washed from time to time. But the I spy is a necessity in this house.

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