At less than a year old, Zach had already been watching me play with fabrics and move them around. He saw me coloring, and I always gave him my scraps to mess around with.
Then I bought a set of swatches from Keepsake Quilting, because it was hard to get to the local fabric store, and they didn’t have everything I always needed for a particular project. (Never assume one store should be able to stock everything you want for a specific quilt, and be prepared to shamelessly haul a bunch of fabric around from store to store to accomplish your goals.)
Zach found the bag. Zach, even at that age, had pretty good manual dexterity, and managed to undo the ziplock bag and extract the swatches, without my even noticing!
He looks very proud of himself here, and soon after he learned his colors, just from my asking him to get a piece of yellow or blue fabric from the shelves.
He may never make a quilt, but he has a keen appreciation of the work that goes into them, and I’m thankful he always liked the quilts I was making, and pitched in to help select fabrics and offer opinions, particularly when I was on deadline.
He’s such a cool kid.