I Spy for Cate

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Good friends of mine just welcomed their first grandchild into the world. They have always been admirers of my handwork so I knew a little quilt was in order.  There have been many variations of my I Spy quilts over the years but they never get old.  I enjoyed making this one just as much as always. It was just about 36” square.

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I wrapped it up and added my I Spy tag. 

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When I dropped it off, Cheryl told me she used to play I Spy all the time with Cate’s dad.  I hope he enjoys carrying on the tradition.  I can’t wait to see all the photos of them with this little princess.


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