Flower Basket Quilt
Calico Print- 3/4 yd
Solid Color- 1 3/4 yds
White-2 ¼ yds.
Binding- 5/8 yd
Backing & Batting 4 yds.
Calico Print- Cut ¼ yd of this fabric into 3 ½ “strips and then sub cut them into 3 1/2” squares. You will need 20 -3 ½ squares. With the remaining 1/2 yd of fabric, cut into 8 3/4” strips, then sub cut into 8 3/4” squares, you will need five -8 3/4” squares.
Solid Color-Cut ¼ yd of this fabric into 3 ½” strips then sub cut them into 31/2” squares-You need 20 of these. With the remaining fabric, cut it into 8 3/4” strips and then sub cut into 8 ¾ “squares, you need 23 of them.
White-Cut ¼ yd of this fabric into 3 ½’ strips then sub cut them into 3 ½” squares You need 20 of these. Next take 1 1/4 yd and cut it into 8 ¾ “strips then sub cut into 8 3/4” squares, you will need 18 of them. Finally, you need ¾ yd cut into 3 ½ x 6½ rectangles, you need 40 of them.
Matching the Fabric
You will match up the five-calico fabric and five solid color 8 ¾ “squares to make half squared triangle(HST). Then match up 18 solid color and white 8 ¾ “squares to make half squared triangles(HST)
Making Half Square Triangle
1.To make a Half Square Triangles (HST) place two 8 ¾” squares together. Right Sides Together (RST). Mark two diagonal lines corner to corner on the wrong side of the top fabric square, put the lightest fabric on top. It makes it easier to see the line.
- Place the square with the marked square on top. Next, you will stitch a total of four lines: 2 on both sides of each diagonal line, ¼ “away from the line.
- You will be making a total of four cuts. Cut down the marked line to make two new squares. Cut vertically right down the center. Align your ruler with the center where you drawn lines intersect and one straight edge of the fabric squares. Cut on both drawn diagonal lines, between your stitching lines. Open the half square triangle blocks.
- Press the seam toward the dark side.
- Place a ruler on the block keeping the 45-degree diagonal line over the diagonal seam. Trim to your square to 3 ½” squares. Now you have Eight Half Square Triangles (HSTs).
Sewing the Block
- Sew a nine-patch block using the picture(below) as a guide. Sew a rectangle piece to a white/solid hst then on one rectangle piece attached with a hst add a white 3 ½ “square.
- Sew 4 blocks together, making a row then sew the rows together. You should have 4 blocks across and 5 blocks down. Your finished blocks should measure 12 inches.
- Sew on a 3 ” border, quilt and sew on the binding.
- Your quilt size should be 54″ x 66 “