Block #10 – Basket of Flowers

There’s nothing in the world like a basket quilt block. I’ve never been much of one for doing those curved handles, so there’s a special place in my heart for the ones with half square triangle tops. This one is called Basket of Flowers in EQ7 and it’s a classic. There are several variations, so I will try to show you some of them in the coming days. When you think about it, there’s not a lot of difference between these basket blocks and Birds in the Air or Corn and Beans; but these are special.

This one is easy to make, there are no special instructions except to make sure you use the lengthwise grain of the fabric on the lined up with the long edge on the 3 x 6 inch rectangle die. Cutting it on the cross-wise grain will make it come out a little short.

Click on the quilt block for the instructions.

10. Basket of Flowers