Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cherry Basket quilt block

Cherry Basket
March 21, 1933-The Cherry Basket quilt block honors an obsolete custom of weaving a basket from strips of paper and filling it with cherries to give to friends explains Nancy Cabot in her column in the Chicago Tribune.

This was an easy block to make as a 6" block using a combination of techniques.  The basket is paper pieced, the handle is appliqued and the background behind the handle is rotary cut! You can download the pattern here.

Though this is a common quilt block, I didn't find many that had the same number of triangles as Nancy's block when I did a search. However, here's a great example.

Tomorrow-Star of the Sea

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