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
I can't see the logic in the name Peony Basket for this quilt block, but then I was not the person who chose the name. So, that being said, this is a easy quilt block to make and perfect for those quilters who like 10" blocks. The components of this block are squares, rectangles and half square triangles -- all very common units and easy to work with.
Even though this quilt block is sewn together as a nine patch, it is created on a five patch grid, and so I have included it in that category as well.
The two sample quilts illustrated show that even though this block might not have a 'masculine' name, by selecting darker colours, the man in your life will love this quilt.
~ Peony and Forget Me Not
~ Peony Nine Patch
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