..... but then I started looking at some books & magazines while I had my morning coffee, before I had started any of the aforementioned tasks!!!! Kaffe Fasset's "Museum Quilts" (English V & A coverlet and his version of it) and the latest QuiltMania mag.
I used some of my old fabric stash here, Lecien & Yuwa, along with a few softer looking Moda fabrics. The simple rectangle bricks were 3 1/2" by 7 1/2 " each. Sometimes I have found that if you just start sewing something simple, the fabric does the rest !!!!