So here's Paula Barnes' version of Hill Country Baskets,
and here's mine.
All the baskets are pieced. I'm working on adding the sashing and connecting the blocks. I'm using Hemming House by Brannock & Patek for Moda.
The sashing fabric is Civil War Backgrounds 1860 - 1865 from the collection of Judy Rothermel for Marcus Brothers.
I fussy cut the sashing strips and had just enough for my quilt, not even 1 extra strip.
For the cornerstones I'm going with a black print from the Little Gatherings collection by Primitive Gatherings for Moda. I ordered some yardage for the outer borders from ebay and it arrived just fine, thanks for all the tips.
On an entirely subject, surprise! The quilt Judi Madsen, the Green Fairy, quilted won the Faculty Award at the Machine Quilters Expo in Portland.
I'm not sure if each teacher at the show got to pick their favorite or if there was only one Faculty Award. Regardless, it's a win . . . . and I'm happy to have Lifetime Quilt Number 62, Two Score and Seven Stars, back home. I'm so sorry I didn't get to see our quilt hanging at the show with its ribbon. This quilt flew all the way to Portland, hung out at the show, then flew home, all on its own. It's hard to have quilts grow up on you like that, but I guess I raised her right ; ))