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Checkerboard Flower Basket Quilt Block Pattern

Janet Wickell

Checkerboard Flower Basket

The Checkerboard Flower Basket quilt block is fairly large quilt block, finishing at 16" square. The design works nicely for a bed size quilt or as the medallion center. The baskets look good either placed on point or set horizontally as shown.

This patchwork basket is made with a checkerboard base, shown here in two shades of green. A single floral triangle takes the place of applique flowers in the basket, but you can sew a different fabric in that slot and add yo yos or applique.

Orange-salmon triangles sit above the basket -- I like to think of them as more flowers, but those slots can also represent a basket handle. A white-on-white background contrasts with the basket fabrics.

Fabrics and Cutting

Cream or White-on-White Background

  • (2) 4-1/2" x 8-1/2" rectangles

  • (1) 8-7/8" x 8-7/8" square, cut in half once diagonally**

  • (6) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares

Large Scale Floral Print

  • 8-7/8" x 8-7/8" square, cut in half once diagonally**

Orange-Salmon for Flower Tips

  • (6) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares

Dark Green for Basket

  • (11) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" squares

Lighter Green for Basket

  • (6) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" squares

  • (4) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares, each cut in half once diagonally

Save one of each triangle cut from 8-7/8" squares for a second quilt block or another project.

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