She suggested using a checked material for the basket, a darker material for the handle, green for the leaves and "the posies themselves may be made in any and all colors."
A copy of the original pattern can be seen here.
The pattern calls for 20 pieced blocks, 20 plain blocks, 14 plain 1/2 blocks, 4 plain 1/4 blocks and a 6" border. The blocks are 16" and are set on point. Here's what it might look like-
This is another applique pattern I decided to make to see how Nancy Cabot's pattern worked out. It didn't. Even though I reduced the scale of the pattern to 6", the pieces just wouldn't fit right.
I decided to just trace the block from the newspaper to make a pattern and that worked much better. I used fusible applique to make it go faster. There is a copy of my drawing of Nancy's Flower Basket block scaled to 6" for download here if you want to make your own pattern. I used single fold bias tape folded in half to make the handle and the band at the middle of the basket.
Tomorrow-Swing in the Center