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 March Basket quilt block makes good use of the half square triangle patches. This 10" quilt block can be used in a variety of ways in your quilt, simply by rotating the blocks in different directions.
The construction of the block is a little different than the "norm" as you create several different rows and then, at times add a single triangle to the grouping. Nothing difficult, just a bit different.
In the sample quilts illustrated, I have chosen four blocks at a time and laid them out in several different variations of 90 degrees. As you can see, secondary patterns emerge as a result of these rotations. The only limiting factor in coming up with your own unique quilt is your imagination.