As I am thinking about making another quilt and which pattern to make, I decided to make up a quilt block of the Spring Basket Quilt Block that I like. As I mentioned, it is in the Fons & Porter Keepsake Quilting Block Buster pamphlet.
Directions are given for three block sizes; 6″, 9″ & 12″. I made my block in the 6″ size. I also added a 1″ border around the block.
It took me a while to figure out how to make my triangles. It has been a while since I’ve made them and I have to re-learn everything all over. I used my Easy Angle to make the triangles. there are so many ways to make triangles. I’ve tried most of them over the years. I don’t know why I decided on using the Easy Angle, but it worked out fine. I found a site, My Quilt Genie, that might help in determining how many strips you need and how to cut your triangles. It is a good thing this is just a test block because I need work on getting my points perfected.
I really like the colors. I would like to make a quilt using the solid turquoise and the brown & turquoise print. I also like the brown poke-a-dot basket. I am thinking about making the blocks all a little different by making the flowers from different purple and pink material. Maybe even changing up the browns in the basket. I may not be able to do this though, as I think the brown print has been discontinued. Don’t you just hate when that happens.
All in all, I love this pattern and I would like to make it into a quilt. The finished size of my completed block is 8″. Happy Quilting!