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
to look like flowers and trees.
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
I put a floral print at the top, but
this block is often done in solid fabrics.
I made this block using
measurements. I planned for each of the
finish at 2 inches.
To make this block, use one of the techniques for fast
piecing on the
half square triangles page. The
half square triangles should finish at 2 inches.
There are 2 rectangles in this block
that take up 2 of the smaller grids. Each grid will finish at 2 inches,
rectangles are cut for 2 grids at 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches raw.
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
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