This is a baby quilt I just finished for a great-niece (and her mother is 21 yo, tells you how old I am getting to be). I like to make baby quilts. I like for them to be colorful and interactive in some way. For this one I found a panel for a fabric book and made a quilt out of it. So the squares are the pages of the book. There are the primary colors--red, yellow, green, and blue. There are animals to count. There are the words of the book which are actually a song (Old friend Noah had an ark, eieio and on his ark he had ...). I like for my baby quilts to get used, so hopefully this one will encourage the mother (or aunts, etc) to get down on the floor with the baby/toddler and teach (while playing) the colors, animals, basic counting, etc
I love books. I love reading. I enjoyed reading to my younger brothers. I hope I can pass it along to at least a few people. I agree with Sean Connery who said when he won the AFI 34th Annual Life Achievement Award that "My big break was when I was 5 years old. You see at 5, I learned to read." Being literate is a wonderful gift.