The long story goes like this: I ordered a quilt book to get some inspiration to make my first *real* quilt for Maddy's bedroom. When the book arrives, Maddy picked out the pattern she liked best and late one night - when the kiddies are in bed, I go shopping for fabric.
I know exactly what Mads likes - ballerinas, butterflies, flowers, fairys and basically anything remotely pink or girly...however, once in the fabric shop I am seduced by some rather cute retro fabric - which then takes me into a completely different reality - which doesn't involve any of Maddy's favourite things.
The quilt is time consuming and about half way into the project I start having the feeling that I have just got it wrong - not least because Mads is not the slightest bit interested in *her* quilt.
Anyways, I finish it and show Mads 'Maddy - your quilt is finished...what do you think?'
Maddy: *looking confused* 'oh...........can I tread on it?'
So that is just what we do! It has now become a rug in their little play area of my sewing room:
...and I have learned my lesson!
Oh and waaaaayyyy off topic, I saw this on Flickr today and had to share!