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About the Flower Basket Quilt Block
Flower Basket Quilt Block

12" Flower Basket Quilt Block Pattern

© Janet Wickell

Quilt Block Pattern

The 12" (finished) basket quilt block is designed with lots of half square triangle units, and that means you can use leftover pieces of fabric from past projects to make a scrap quilt.

The color and color value layout shown in the illustration is only one example of a potential look for the basket block -- switch it up to suit your tastes and your scrap bin.

Finished block size: 12" x 12"

The cutting instructions will result in a basket quilt block similar to my example. Change fabrics and color value in any way you like.

Fabrics & Cutting Chart for One Flower Basket Quilt Block

Red (or other dark) for basket handle:

  • (4) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares**; (1) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square

Black (or other dark) for basket base:

  • (6) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares**

Contrasting fabric for basket base:

  • (3) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares**

Light background:

  • (2) 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" bars
  • (1) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square
  • (4) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares**

Floral for large triangle above basket base:

  • (1) 8-7/8" x 8-7/8" square, cut in half once diagonally (one resulting triangle will not be used)

**The 2-7/8" squares will be used to make half square triangle units (HSTs). Cut them slightly larger than necessary and then trim your completed units back to the correct size if you would like to enhance accuracy. Trim-back instructions are within the HST assembly tutorial, linked from the next age.

Flower Basket was first used in the Scrap Happy Sampler Quilt.

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