Basket quilt blocks are numerous and crop up frequently when a quilt is made to celebrate the spring season.

Many a quilt has been made entirely of different basket blocks, with no two blocks the same. Usually the quilt blocks are set on point, so that the final product shows the quilt block upright, rather than on its side as it is during the construction phase. However, not all basket blocks are made this way. Check out the variety of basket blocks in this website and make up your own version.

Basket Puzzle

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Basket Puzzle quilt block is made of simple shapes -- only the square and half square triangle patches are used.

This quilt block can be used as a lesson for beginner quilters and also for a lesson on colour value. To make a really effective block, you need to use fabrics of light, medium and dark values.

The quilt block is technically a five patch as it has five distinct rows. However, the construction of this quilt block is done in the form of a nine patch.

The sample quilts illustrated show both a straight setting and an on point setting for the blocks. Let your own imagination take hold and create a stunning quilt with your special colours.