Monday, June 06, 2011

I HAD to make a deal.

Where should I begin? It was last week. My 4 year old decided that she was going to choose a stack of fabric just for her.
I never discourage her from fabric and so I let her go ahead and pick something.
Yeah she chose Terrain by Kate Spain.
At first I wasn't too threatened. I figured she'd give it up in a few minutes.
Well days went by.
I noticed the bundle had been undone and all the fat quarters were in her kiddie grocery cart. She was pushing them from room to room.
But she didn't really say much about them.

  I was feeling pretty good and thought I would cut out a few quilt blocks for a new pattern I am testing.
I wanted to use the blue/green/purple colorway of Terrain.
I nonchalantly took the 15 fat quarters I wanted from her stack.
Whoa...that caught her attention and quick.
I used my suave parenting skills and told her I would make her a deal.
 She could take ANY fabric from purple stash that she wanted as a trade.
She ended up with 11 or 12  fat quarters.
She was very serious about her choices and made sure the orange and pinks in Terrain would match.
Her words {where's my pink?, it's got to go with my pinks}
I kind of felt guilty for taking her, I mean my fabric!
That quickly passed after I made my first test block.

I am also fairly sure it was a good deal/trade...she's smiling behind those fat quarters ;)

It goes without saying that this ONE has a 99% chance of being an artist, crafter, quilter.
I absolutely love her.

20 comments:

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

How absolutely adorable!!

AMKreations said...

Ha! She's got great taste! =) So precious!

Jewel said...

ah yes the things we do as parents Lol

Hands Sew Full said...

Whew! Good recovery! I get a little attached to my fabric so each of my kids has their own stash. If we all like something, everyone get their own piece! Gosh I really need to learn how to share! Your a great example.

kimland said...

A girl after my own heart, love this little story!

Manda said...

Cute! She def has good taste if she picked Terrain! Love that line!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love the last pic! You're a good Mama, Vickie!

Debbie said...

What a sweet story! Its going to be so much fun when she gets a little older. What fun it will be to have a quilting partner!

*hugs*
Debbie K

Merry Made Quilts said...

That's just too funny!! I don't know if I could share!!

CaraQuilts said...

Adorable!! Great to see a quilter in the making!

Shelly said...

She is absolutely ADORABLE!! How could you NOT share? Can't wait to see what she makes from all her fabric choices!

Dawn said...

The girl's got great taste, you gotta give her that! So cute.

Staci said...

What a great story--and your darling child has really great taste! I know I about drool all over every time I see a photo of Terrain online. Can't wait to actually have it in my greedy little hands!

Linda said...

How precious! A sense of style at 4! I used to take my granddaughter to the quilt shop when I visited her and let her pick out a couple of fat quarters for her "stash". She had definite ideas about what she liked.

quiltingnana said...

she is starting early on her creative journey

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

How cute! I believe you have a junior quilter!~ better watch your stash! ;-) Have a happy day!

Jenniffier said...

Oh my she sure has good taste.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

she's darling, how cute...

Carol in E TN said...

She is "sew" sweet! Can't wait until she starts sewing!

Cheryl said...

She is so cute....and loves fabric too!!!!!