It’s been a very long time since I sewed a quilt block! Almost a year to be precise! But hey, I’m not going to beat myself up about it!
This is the 24th block I’ve created to date and it’s another version of the Basket of Flowers design, which I make first time round here.
I much prefer the pretty fabrics in this block but I wasn’t so hot on those points!
It doesn’t pay to have a long break from quilting. I am so out of practice and I could easily have made another pair of pj’s in the time it took me to put this little fella together.
I’ve acquired some extra tools in the meantime… a quilting ruler, a new rotary cutter and a larger self-healing cutting mat. Can’t imagine how much longer still, it would have taken without those!
Incidentally, do not ever place your cutting mat on your ironing board, lest you forget that rubber and hot irons aren’t the best of friends! I came to my senses at the crucial moment!
Name: ‘Basket of Flowers’ or ‘Lily Basket’ or ‘Flower Basket’
History: This design was ideally suited to the dress and feedsack prints of 1930s America, where it was a particular favourite
Level: Set in seams require experience.
No. of pieces: 13
Block 1: The Double Four Patch
Block 2: The Whirlwind
Block 3: The Sailboat
Block 4: The Shoo-fly
Block 5: The Trafalgar
Block 6: The Windmill
Block 7: The Chequer Square
Block 8: The Diamond Square
Block 9: The Cactus Pot
Block 10: The Sawtooth Star
Block 11: To come!
Block 12: The Windmill Sails block
Block 13: The Basket of Flowers block
Block 14: Susannah
Block 15: Road to Oklhahoma
Block 16: Chequer Star
Block 17: Nelson’s Victory
Block 18: Fair and Square
Block 19: Diamond Pinwheel
Block 20: Whirligig
Block 21: Old Maid’s Puzzle
Block 22: Whirlwind Square
Block 23: Windblown Square
Block 24: Basket of Flowers block revisited
4 thoughts on “Basket of Flowers quilt block revisited”
So how long of a break? I’ve been trying to do a memory quilt for at least 10. Argh. Beautiful block you have!
Doll this is gonna be beyond stunning when it’s all done. I wouldn’t be getting out of bed unless to refresh the gin 😉
I am so interested in your project as I have just subscribed to the magazine “The Art of Quilting”. Your blocks seem so perfect! What is your secret? I try to cut the templates as accurately as humanly possible, and I try to be accurate with my 1/4 inch seams, but o, dear! I am still a few mm’s out. What is the size of your finished blocks?
Hi Marianne. Thank you for stopping by to comment. I can assure you I have found fault with each block! But that is what is so lovely about quilting. No one else will know! I use a quarter inch foot and sew really slowly. I can’t quite believe how long each one takes! Will get back to you when I’ve measured one for you 🙂