The background fabric is a hopsack linen that I bought at JoAnn Fabrics. It caught my eye because the color is darker than many linens and is interestingly called "Tobacco". Anywhooo....... I liked it and I knew I had this black fabric with baskets on it and I don't recall when or where I bought it but the time has come to use it! All the plaids are from my stash and I used Heat 'n Bond Lite to fuse them to the linen. I took along black Perle cotton #8 and blanket stitched around all the baskets, plus two extras that I cut out and fused just before I left. I have a total of fourteen finished baskets. Pat made her quilt with nine baskets. I like twelve but I also could see sixteen because a larger quilt would look better on the wall where I plan to hang the quilt. I'm giving myself until this Sunday to make up my mind on the final number. Then I'm sewing it all together and have every good intention of finishing it by the end of October! Family is coming to visit at Thanksgiving and there is nothing like a holiday gathering or a graduation or whatever that will get one to finish projects! Does that happen at your house? It sure does at our house. I remember the year our daughter graduated from high school and family was coming for her Open House. My husband decided a week before the big day to rip up the kitchen linoleum and re-do the floor. I could go on ................
And, actually, I was planning to add a few more fall photos that I took while in Iowa but Blogger isn't cooperating with the upload feature. I'll try next post. :-)
Also, thanks to all your comments on my JOY block. I really enjoyed reading them and am so glad you like my block!