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Category: Baskets

Baby Basket Quilt Block

Block Construction

Skill level: Intermediate

Image of Exploded version of Baby Basket Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

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Four Little Baskets Quilt Block

Skill level: Confident Beginner

This sweet little Basket block goes by two names: One is the Four Little Baskets and the other is Postage Stamp Basket.  That second name seems a bit unusual, but originally the block was made with 1" squares and 1" HST's.  The exploded version below has been simplified to eliminate all those 1" squares, making it a quick and relatively simple block to make.

One interesting design feature to point out in the grouping example below are the horizontal and vertical rectangles that are created in the negative space when the blocks are grouped in a quilt.

Grouping Example

illustration of a quilt made with Four Little Basket quilt blocks

Block Construction

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Exploded version of the Four Little Baskets Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

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May Basket Quilt Block

Skill level: Intermediate

Making the May Basket Quilt Block involves making some simple Half Square Triangles along with a small applique block for the handle. Because there is only a little bit of applique required, this block is a great first block introduction into applique.

There are many variations of "basket quilt blocks" such as the Simple Flower basket quilt block and the Four Little Baskets quilt block. One interesting thing to note about this particular design is the unique circular illusion that is created when the blocks are rotated about a central pin, as in the grouping examples below.

Grouping Examples

Illustration of a group of four may basket quilt blocks
Group of May Basket quilt Blocks in a quilt design

Block Construction

Image of the Exploded version of the May Basket Quilt Block
Exploded version of the May Basket Quilt Block

Block Construction

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