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The Flower Basket Quilt Block

layout of flower basket quilt blocks

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.

the grids of the flower basket quilt block

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.

the flower basket quilt blockthe apple quilt blockthe boat quilt block

 

 

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Quilt Sizes

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

4-Patch Quilt Block

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.

Crib

168

Twin

529

Double

624

Queen

728

 

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