If January around here was a colour it would have to be grey. Sometimes we get some cold, crisp, bright and sunny weather in February, but it can't be counted on. What you can count on here is lots more dark, damp, moss-and-mushroom-growing weather until spring finally ambles in in March or April. Until that happens I will have to surround myself with lots of eye-popping colours and patterns to compensate.
I finished up this square of patchwork into a thin, summerweight blanket by just backing it with some dark brown flannel. Your basic right-sides-together-stitch-and-flip and then I top-stitched around the edge and around a few random squares to keep the flannel in place. These colours just didn't say warm and cozy quilt to me. I picture this more as a picnic-on-the-grass-with-stuffed-monkeys blanket or a lets-make-a-fort blanket.
I guess Musette will have to be invited to the picnics and fort building as she's still convinced that this is her very own blanket and she finds it and makes herself at home no matter where I leave it.