The Flower Basket Quilt Block
There are many quilt blocks that are called flower baskets. Many of them require applique. The one on this page is pieced, scrappy and easy to make.
This block is made of squares, rectangles and half square triangles. As you can see from the picture at the left, this block can be divided into 16 grids or patches.
The center of this block is a large half square triangle. It takes up 4 of the grids. If you want this block to finish at 8 inches, each patch or grid will finish at 2 inches.
Make the large half square triangle in the center to finish at 4 inches. The small half square triangles would then finish at two inches, as well as the small squares.
When you sew the patches together, be sure and attach the patches on the side of the large half square triangle first. Then do the top and bottom rows. You can use a rectangle on the bottom row, or use two small squares.
Here is a visual of this quilt block with a few other novelty blocks.
Wall Hanging any size
Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
Lap 52-68 x 52-96
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
Full 70-88 x 88-100
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
King 94-108 x 94-108
Pre-cut Quilt Squares
Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While itis convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many 4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.
Finishing Your Project