* Note: (1) Blocks are beginning blocks (2) Blocks are a little more challenging
Frugal Quilting Basics
The Flower Basket Quilting Block
There are many different flower basket quilt blocks. This is not surprising considering how many fabrics have floral prints. Most people love flowers and nature prints. We buy lots of fabric with flowers, leaves and trees, and we do patchwork to look like flowers and trees.
The Flower Basket block is an easy to make frugal quilt block.
It is a 4 patch. It can be further subdivided into 8 grids, as show by the lines on the picture at the left.
It is composed of squares, rectangles, and half square triangles.
I put a floral print at the top, but this block is often done in solid fabrics.
There are 2 rectangles in this block that take up 2 of the smaller grids. Each grid will finish at 2 inches, so the rectangles are cut for 2 grids at 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches raw.
The large half square triangle on the bottom left takes up 4 grids. You want that bottom block to finish at 4x4 inches. So if you put 2 squares together to make the half square triangle, you cut them at 4 7/8 inches.
You will have an extra block, but if you use simple measurements you can just set it aside and fit it into another project.
I like having extra blocks set aside. When I am ready to make a new project like a tablerunner, I can choose one of them for inspiration, and have a head start on my project. The is one of the benefits of using simple measurements.