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.
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