My favorite grandchild is having a birthday in less than two months. When she was born I didn't make her a quilt because I didn't know her very well yet and wasn't sure what she'd like. Actually her Mom told me that these days babies do not sleep with any kind of covering until they are at least a year old, so I thought I'd get to know her a little bit and then make her a quilt for her first birthday.
The other nice thing about waiting is that I now know what her room is like and what will look good in it. She has a very cool room. Her Dad wanted her to know a little about his home country of Ecuador, high in the Andes, so he painted sky and mountains all the way around her room. Then he has been painting native animals of Ecuador—parrots and jaguars and monkeys. Sofi is partial to the monkeys. I picked the colors for her quilt because I thought they would complement the rest of the room. This is a little bit different pallette for me to work with and I like it. The colors are pastelish, but not candy-colored and just a little earthy. I have some special quilty surprises in mind. Now all I need is time to get it finished before the big #1 birthday.
P.S. Emily—this is all you get to see until the unwrapping.