I had been so excited about Lady of the Lake in blue batiks. I couldn't wait for the swap to be complete. But when it was, my enthusiasm dwindled to nearly nothing. Lined up in orderly rows and columns, the LOTLs were dull and unexciting. So they got packed away.
And this past winter when the rare urge to purge struck, I came across them and decided to give them away. Kathy had made a terrific modern quilt out of her blocks and I thought she might want to make another. But I stuck the blocks up on the wall to give them one more chance before being banished and Himself came along and said, "What if you set them this way?" The man is at least as useful as he is ornamental.
I'd lost sight of the possibilities. With his help I took a new look and began assembling the blocks and I felt as though the finished project was interesting and contemporary. The local machinist worked her magic on it and the other day, this pretty snuggle quilt made its way to a pair of newlyweds who are having a party that I'm unable to attend. May their lives together be all smooth sailing and no stormy seas!