We spotted the loveliest cotton quilt on sale, and I made a split second decision. My reasoning was that I should save white linen duvet covers for a time in my life when children don`t do arts and crafts on our bed. (Not that they`re allowed to or anything...) And that at $63 for a patchwork quilt, there are better uses of my time than making it myself. So I decided, paid for it and was on my way within the span of about five minutes.
Once home, I spread out the quilt on the bed to admire. It was pretty, but just not quite as pleasing as it had been in the store. The sample quilt hadn`t had any border, and the back was a solid blue. This quilt had a slightly obnoxious, yellowy-green floral border and backing. So disappointing!
So I packed up the quilt and shams into their carrying bag and put it back in the van. Even though I KIND OF liked it, I knew that border would always bother me. On Wednesday evening I had to run out to deposit a couple cheques at the bank and decided to take the time to return the quilt.
Turns out that the saleslady had given me the wrong bag, and this wasn`t the quilt I had admired at all! They very graciously exchanged the quilt with apologies. The first quilt`s colors had reminded me of Mexico. This quilt is slightly less orangey, with slightly Indian prints. This morning I made the bed with the new quilt, and was very satisfied.
Although my hyper boy thought his little butt should be in the photo too!
So here we are! It`s not the airy, all-white color scheme I first envisioned, but much more practical. And very cozy for winter. In the summer we can flip it over and enjoy the lovely blue reverse.