Basket of Flowers
Basket of Flowers is a 5 patch block. Which means there are 5 patches across and down. Because we are making a 12" finished square, I had to tweak this one just a bit. You will notice that the Cherry Tablecloth patch is just a little wider than the other red/white half-square triangle patches. When it is finished, it will only be 1/4" larger.
You can choose to have the flower section all different prints, the same, or in rows like I did. Let's get started!
- Cut 1 large green (your basket fabric) triangle with sides measuring 8" each. You can place the corner of your fabric at the corner of your mat, and using your ruler, cut from 8" high to 8" wide on the diagonal. Or you can cut an 8" square and then diagonally cut it in half making a triangle.
- Cut 1 green square for the basket base measuring 3 3/8" square, then cut on the diagonal
- Cut 1 large background (cherry fabric) triangle with sides measuring 5 7/8".
- Cut 2 rectangles of background (cherry fabric) measuring 3" x 7 3/4"
- Cut 6 assorted flower (red fabric) squares measuring 3 1/4" square. If you want to have different fabrics in each row, you will need 1 square of one fabric, 1 square of another fabric, and 2 each of the other two fabrics.
- Cut 7 white or background squares measuring 3 1/4" square
For the white or background squares, you will need to have 4 full squares and 5 triangles. Cut 3 white squares on the diagonal. Match them up with the print (red) triangles and set 3 aside. You will have one extra triangle for another project. Draw a diagonal line on the 4 full squares. Match those squares up with the print squares.
Make the flower half-square triangles. With right sides together, sew the triangles together to form a square with 1/4" seam. For the full squares, you will make half-square triangles. Sew a 1/4" seam along each side of the the drawn pencil marking. Cut squares along the pencil line. Press half-square triangles open with seams to the dark print. The half-square triangles should measure 2 7/8" square.
Press the seams of each row in alternate directions. This way there will be less bulk in your seam.
Sew the 3 3/8" green triangles to the ends of the 3" x 7 3/4" rectangles, matching up the straight edges. Press seams towards the triangles.
And there you have it! The Basket of Flowers Block!
Now for the fun
Congratualtions to Jeanenne Nielsen!
Winner of a $10 gift certificate to Sisters & Quilters!
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And Leisha's Clay's Choice Block!
Thank you everyone for sending in your pictures! If there is anyone else out there, please send me your pictures and I will put them here. Even if you are just beginning....send them in!
You know I keep looking at some of these blocks thinking that they would make a great quilt on their own. Here is a sneak peak of what I have been doing with the Broken Wheel (I am going to rename this block!)