I have recently come to the realization that my littlest one is drawn to colours that I don't usually choose -- bright, sunny, acidic colours that I like but almost always dismiss in favour of soft, faded, earthy tones.
For a while now I have had the sneaking suspicion that the quilt top I had intended for her double-sized bed was going to be loved by me, but not by her: it is the one from Bee (A Little Bit) Japanese:
and it was meant to replace the Hello Betty-Kitty quilt that is too small for her current mattress:
Miss F loves fabric and loves quilts, but she has had no particular attachment to Hello Betty-Kitty and shows no enthusiasm for the Japanese quilt top.
On the other hand, she became instantly attached to a charm pack of "Verna" -- which is now hers and hers alone, stored in a cookie tin for her games of "quilties" (in which she arranges the squares on the floor).
I have slowly clued in to the fact that the quilts I have (ostensibly) made for Miss F's bed speak more to my taste (what I would have loved when I was tiny!) than they do to hers.
So something new is brewing, and it involves a scrap bag of Verna (a big score from Fabric Depot in Portland OR), scraps of Heather Ross and assorted Japanese prints and a LOT of pink and chartreuse.
This one's really for YOU, my little bean!!
More to come....