Scrappy Basket Quilt Block15" Finished Basket Quilt Block
Quick pieced half square triangle units make up the majority of this scrappy basket quilt block, with rectangles and single triangles completing the mix.
The basket quilt block goes together easily when you use quick piecing techniques. Follow the instructions to make two scrappy basket blocks. Repeat to make additional basket quilt blocks.
Are you making the basket block for the May, 2007, Beginner Block Lotto? You'll need to make a few color changes for that activity.
Basket Quilt Block Cutting ChartThe straight grain should run parallel to the outer edges of squares and rectangles.
Light Background Fabric
- Seven 3-7/8" squares
- One 6-7/8" square
- Four 3-1/2" x 9-1/2" rectangles
- Three 3-7/8" squares
Dark for Outer Flower Tips
- Seven 3-7/8" squares, scrappy variety from your stash
Medium Dark for Inner Flower Tips
- Six 3-7/8" squares, scrappy variety from your stash; values can vary slightly for interest
Dark for Basket Base & Legs
- One 9-7/8" square
- Two 3-7/8" squares
Brush Up on Quilting SkillsIf you're a beginning quilter, you might want to review a few important quilt block construction topics:
- Color Value Basics
- Quick Half Square Triangles
- Sewing a Quarter Inch Seam
- Pressing for Accuracy
- How to Rotary Cut Fabric Strips
- Cutting Patchwork Shapes
- About Fabric Grain