Happy Wednesday! Today is my day for Week 31 Moda BlockHeads3
I am a collector of baskets, like so many of my collections, I inherited Mother's collection too. I love everything about them, especially the handmade. They are practical, useful and works of art...just like our quilts! I've compiled photos of a fraction of the collection.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea...and stay a while. Lots to show you.....
3 blocks, 3 baskets
We will talk blocks in a minute...
4" block in Elinore's Endeavor.
6" block Nancy's Needle with Sarah's Story and Susanna's Scraps and a tiny bit from Elinore.
8" block all Nancy's Needle with a bit of Sarah's Story.
Let's talk making baskets...and the construction of. You will see in your pattern, one way of making the large cream triangle section. below is another way. I'm all about choices. Once you have your pattern in hand you will see the difference, and see why I wanted to show you this alternative. Pick the method for you or combine the methods, as I did.
Look at the pieced brown triangle, our pattern gives that construction for the basket base, for the background, and for the empty space above the base. The pieced version will have a lot of seams coming together and you will need to press so that seams nest or press open. Below you will see the pieced triangle version for the background below the base.
Click Here for the pattern Basket Collector
If you would like a fussy cut filling for your basket, or background, or even a plain basket base, here are the cutting instructions:
for the 4" block, cut one square 2 7/8"
for the 6" block, cut one square 3 7/8"
for the 8" block, cut one square 4 7/8"
for the 12" block, cut one square 6 7/8"
Cut each square in half, diagonally.
Regardless, of how you make this basket block, I hope you enjoy it. and NO, you don't have to make 3 sizes!
I use baskets for storage and for decoration. There ARE more. LOL. I've shown enough.
Thanks for stopping by. Stay well and stay safe.
Until next time,
Corey Yoder - https://corianderquilts.com/
Sherri McConnell - https://www.aquiltinglife.com/