There once was an old lady who collected I SPY charms. I don't know why she collected I SPY charms, perhaps she'll make a quilt. But she had already made several I SPY quilt for her young son.
So she decided to make an ADULT I SPY & so collected & traded accordingly.
She had Zebras & Quilts
Queen Victoria & sewing notions
Paint by number
& Campbells soup (quite coincidentally next to some mighty fine non-branded beers.)
A Tiffany Lamp
A box of chocolates
Good old fashioned arithmetic
a circuit board
a farmers market
A pocket book
Robots & a TV dinnner
Then she remembered how much she loved those old fashioned childish prints...
She still kept yoga
& a Mercury Rocket
& Jiffy Pop Popcorn (Do you remember that - oh how much fun was that to make?)
Even though she had more that enough prints, she kept adding cute things like nanny bees
She even used "precious" pieces like this beach print
Do you see the secret squirrel, she loves this kind of print.
& a button card
Coors Beer (I wonder if they even know that they are on fabric with Amstel? I believe that there is some Miller too.)
Cigars are in the adult realm,
but the inchworm is a childhood favorite - I had a riding toy inchworm.
As a child of the 80's she has cassette tapes
& a boom box
& yet the lure of a sweet cowboy, surely is too juvenile for an adult I SPY & yet there it is
Along with a pool scene
& a pile of magazines
a double decker bus
a rodeo & a may pole
The backwards "F" - go ahead look at it again - if it had an error, you better believe that this little old lady collected it!
An Italian scene & garlic - another fun coincidence...
I purchased that dance scene just for this quilt!
Even as I was sewing today, I was still adding in prints, one of the latest additions was this one of tickets.
Now that all of my blocks (80 9-ptaches) are pieced, I am done with collecting for this top. & yet I still have a pile of novelty charms & I plan on using 10 inch squares of novelty prints as a pieced back...
I hope this jibberish was not too horrible to read, it is just how I spent my day & apparently a large portion of my quilt life.
What else do you see?
Can you guess what might be in the charms that did not make it into this preview?
What would you have added?