Oh, how splendid it was to receive that phone call last evening! Yes, the one that confirmed that today is, indeed, a Snow Day! Our first of the year! And ever-optimistic Polly is predicting another tomorrow! It was lovely to sleep in until 8:18 instead of 6:15, and I've been a bit of a sloth all morning! I did get my current project finished, the one involving these darling fabrics. But I can't show it for another week and a half. It is probably the most intricate and detailed baby quilt I've ever made and I had such a good time with it. Tried something I've never done before, and it worked out just fine! Do stay tuned!
I was trolling the blogs this morning and wandered over to Nicole's to see what she was up to and oh, my, was I glad I did. Go take a look. I've seen a few quilts on the blogs lately that have groups of four baskets arranged base-in, and I kind of thought I'd like to try this sometime. Nicole's are delightful. And got me to thinking about the Rouenneries FQs that I have been fondling for a few months and how baskets seem to be the default block for me (when I'm not making Louisiana or Churn Dash). I'd pretty much decided on another use for the Rouenneries. But the fabrics I needed for the borders did not materialize (pun intended) at Christmas and I began to wonder if perhaps that was a message from St. Quilta that I was heading in the wrong direction.
What if I started making 9" baskets out of these FQs? And putting them in groups of four? Wouldn't that be fun? And then once I had the baskets pretty well along, I could decide what additional Rouenneries I'd need for borders and use the Hancocks gift certificates from my recent birfday to finish a top? Wouldn't that be nifty?
And wouldn't that be a marvelous use for a Snow Day (or two)?