A mixed bag once again this post. After I showed the High Cotton quilt top finish a couple of weeks ago, I'm sorry to say it remains a top. Backing fabric I'd chosen had some unacceptable flaws and a small hole so I'm at a stall until I choose something else from stash.
In my desire to keep the UFOs moving, I turned to my Hoosier cabinet and picked Cocoa Baskets, from McCall's Quilting Sept/Oct 2010. That's right, this project could start first grade this year!
Luscious greens and dark reds and a couple of browns were selected for this sort of primitive designed row quilt by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith (Homestead Hearth Quilts) who used black, tobacco, and dark browns. I did make a change to the pattern as I prefer the Churn Dash block I made here rather than the Shoo-Fly type. I also am making fewer blocks for a smaller quilt. The project hit UFO status when I could not decide how to finish the appliqued basket quilts and ran out of background fabrics. Having just reorganized my fabric, it was easy to choose from the Repro drawer.
This morning after breakfast I'll be spending a few hours with this little grandson while his Dada takes big brother to the beach.
Here Hunter is inspecting Auntie Erica's fingernails a couple of weeks ago on Father's Day.
And looking like a little Tough in his cutoff shorts and serious face while Great-Auntie Kathy holds him (the spit bubble offsets that, lol). He is now giggling at big brother and is a smiley boy most often. Both boys have sort of hazel eyes, not quite brown. I lightened up this pic to try to show that. Their Mama was hoping one boy would get their dad's blue eyes, but nope!