Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Hanging Baskets, Part One (I Hope)

While I was wandering around on Pinterest recently, I came across this block along with an excellent tutorial on constructing it. In keeping with (a) my penchant for all basket blocks and (b) my interest in making more complicated quilts as opposed to ones that get done quickly, this pretty much fills the bill. I really, really like the block and think it would be fun to make a quilt based on it.

The snag is that the block in the tutorial finishes at 6"which is a bit on the small side. So the hunt begins: I need to do some research to learn the name of the block and whether there is a pattern that is larger than 6" available. 12" would be great, but I'd be equally happy with 10" or even 8".  I don't care whether it has the flange or not Let the hunt begin!

8 comments:

floribunda said...

Nancy, if you give me a couple of days I can draft it in EQ and then it's a snap to create cutting instructions for a larger size block...

Quiltdivajulie said...

Great quilt block - I, too, love baskets (make too few, tho)

Jindi's Cottage said...

Nancy, the hunt is over...I used this (Hanging Basket it's called)as my block for a friendship block swap, love it...I'll send you the cutting directions for larger blocks...will love to see your version...

Janet O. said...

How interesting. I don't think I have ever noticed this block before. What a great basket!

Amy said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt. It reminds me of the hanging baskets on my front porch. You can have flowers on a gray winter's day.

Anonymous said...

Might this be a new swap?

Barbara Anne said...

Cheers that you've found the name for this basket block already!

World Wide quilting page on-line has lots of blocks with tutorials in various sizes. So does quilterscache.com . Have fun exploring next time you need block inspiration or a specific block size.

Hugs!

Quayquilter said...

10" would be fine as it is a 5 patch block with the little triangle units finishing at 1" square. I learnt to draft with ruler, set square and compass but now find 12" or 15" graph paper does nicely. Good luck Mary