"There are three things which the public will always clamor for, sooner or later: namely, novelty, novelty, novelty." This is a quote from Thomas Hood (1799-1845), an English poet whose works include "The Song of the Shirt", which immortalizes poor women of the 19th Century struggling to make a living sewing clothes by hand. (You can find the entire poem here.)
I think what Mr. Hood meant by novelty was newness. I can certainly agree with him when it comes to quilts. Is there anything like starting a brand new quilt?
From the web page, you can order a kit for the quilt, but apparently you can not order the pattern, even though there is a link. I got the usual 404 page not found error message.
I changed some of the colors to suit the fabric on hand. I didn't have enough of the green for the long strips between the rows, so I substituted a yellow print and used the green in the rows.
It's funny how things happen. Just at the time I was playing with novelty prints and thinking about them, I ended up with this little quilt to bind.
This quilt will be so much fun for a child.
I've been using novelty prints in most of my children's quilts over the years, but I've never made an I Spy quilt. What if I cut a rectangle from each of the novelty prints in my stash?
This is going to be fun.
Novelty, novelty, novelty. Let the clamor begin.
I hope you have what you clamor for this week.