Monday, July 18, 2016

Design Wall Monday--More Cocoa

Off my design floor is Cocoa Baskets;  progress has been pretty straight line--there are no quilts jumping ahead at the moment!  I got all the vertical rows completed late last week except for some half-blocks.  Saturday  my sister called and we went to the local quilt shop where I unexpectedly found the perfect sashing fabric.  I thought I wanted green but when I saw this Nancy Gere print, it seemed a good fit.


The scale of the stars is just right.  Serendipity! I bought 2 yards to allow for shrinkage and to avoid having to piece the sashing, which I cut for 5" finished width.  I also completed the four half blocks to finish the rows.  The top went together easily and just before it got too dark, DH held it up for me to photograph.


I'm happy with how my abbreviated version of the pattern turned out (Cocoa Baskets, McCall's Quilting Sept/Oct 2010).  I'll use the remainder of the sashing fabric and whatever else I can turn up from stash for backing.  

See more Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.

10 comments:

Janet O. said...

Cocoa Baskets is a winner--and of course you needed cocoa colored fabric to sash it. : )

carol fun said...

Looks great! Love the layout!

Judy D in WA said...

I love this so much!!! Those baskets are fabulous!

Janet said...

Great top...lovely colors :)

Janet said...

Great top...lovely colors :)

Vic in NH said...

Wonderful colors and fabrics! I'm totally in awe of any quilter whose basket handles will lie down flat and smoothly on the quilt top. Good job all around!

Quilter Kathy said...

This is a beautiful quilt top... great job!

loulee said...

Looking good.

Barb said...

Love it....love love baskets...the colors are wonderful

sanju said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.