But it's time I got over it. So I chose a nice simple block that I hadn't made before (Bowtie), some plain white and a selection of pretty prints in pink(ish) and yellow(ish). The photos show a bit more yellow than the reality. The blocks went together wonderfully easily, and this is the layout of the blocks. The quilt will probably finish about 55", so toddler-sized. I'll do a white border too just to make perfectly sure my phobia is cured! Is this aversion therapy?
The next question is the quilting - I like the closely-spaced horizontal lines that people do. But I also like the ornate swirls, and all that white might call for something a bit fancy. More thinking needed.