This past weekend, any available opportunity was spent cutting out these 10x10cm squares. Anyone who has read this blog for a while might remember that I've had a couple of aborted attempts to make Audrey a quilt. I never seem to maintain my enthusiasm for quilts. Mostly because I'm never happy with my fabric choices and how they sit together once they're cut and pieced. Also my last idea involved blue prints, which are now a no-go zone ("too boy-ish"... cripey!) in the mind of my 4 year old girl. Anyhow, the other morning at 3 when feeding Henry, it suddenly hit me (as these things sometimes do in the middle of the night) - I need to keep it simple. No prints for me, just solid colours, especially at the moment with a baby in the house and my brain turned to mush. I saw this quilt on flickr last week and haven't been able to stop thinking about it. I love pretty much every thing about this quilt design, and thought I might be able to steal the idea to make all the requisite pink something I'd still like to look at on a daily basis, as well as being acceptable to Audrey. So I made a furtive dash to the local fabric shop (with bad lighting) and came home with too many raspberry/red tones. My first attempt at playing with it with looked a bit angry for a little girl. This is my second attempt with less dark pinks. I think it still needs another paler pink in there. So far it's getting the thumbs up from the pink police, so that's the main thing.