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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Easter Basket quilt block looks simple on the surface but don't be fooled that simple equals an uninteresting quilt. By changing up the "flower" colours in the block, and perhaps also changing the "basket" fabrics, you can make an interesting assortment of final blocks for your Easter quilt.
In the sample quilt layouts shown, notice in the straight set quilt, four blocks have been used, with each block being rotated by 90 degrees, to create a larger block. The result is that a secondary pattern emerges. Can you see the "stars" made by the flower fabrics?
The construction of this quilt block looks complicated, but it is really just a matter of putting the pieces together in the correct sequence. Who doesn't love a puzzle, and a simple puzzle at that!