Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Day After


I hope everyone had a happy Christmas. We did; quiet and a little unusual, but very pleasant. We slept late, had a good brunch, and then went to the noon showing of Invictus. I'd highly recommend this feel-good movie. We came home, opened the few presents, had dinner, and relaxed. Great! Monday my husband and I are off for five days in New York City, and I can't wait. This is our gift, and a good one it is!

Today and tomorrow I hope to make progress on the alternate blocks for the basket quilt. My current plan is shown above. I took Nellie's advice and put the border fabric in the center. Instead of a march of dark blue squares throughout the quilt, this arrangement gives a bracket of blue around the baskets. It also pulls the border fabric into the center of the quilt, which I think is an improvement. I will need to draft the pieced setting triangles so there are no bias edges, but I don't think that should be hard. That won't happen until after the new year however.

10 comments:

Gari said...

I like your gift trip, we are going to Tampa as our gift, too. and your basket quilt is looking really good.

*karendianne. said...

This is great thinking. Nellie's contribution here is very cool. And hey, how about this NYC trip. That's about as exciting as I ever could imagine. I'm thrilled, thrilled and thrilled again for you. That's 3 in a row. Thrilling! heh.

Beena said...

I like this arrangement of your baskets; very soft looking.
Have fun in NYC, and have a happy New Year!

Debra said...

Love your baskets!

Enjoy NY!

Rian said...

There is nothing like New York at the Christmas. Magical.

The baskets are terrific!

Barbara C said...

Your new setting looks great. The baskets really look pretty next to these blocks.

It sounds like you had a nice Christmas. Enjoy your trip.

Nellie's Needles said...

The new combination looks as good as I suspected it would. I suspect you would've come up that solution on your own eventually.

I hope you're having a wonderful time in NYC. What a fantastic gift.

laura west kong said...

The baskets are coming along beautifully! Have a wonderful trip!

Allison Ann Aller said...

These baskets are so beautiful!

Deb Geyer said...

I love it Kay!!

I wish you and yours the very best in 2010!!