Easter Basket Mini

Easter Basket Mini

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Lisa Calle

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It may look complicated but no Y seams are required to piece the block and the applique is minimal. You can use pre-made bias tape for the stems.

YIELD

This quilt finishes at 24" square.

INGREDIENTS

½ yard Fabric 1
½ yard Fabric 2
Scraps of Fabrics 3, 4, and 6
1 fat eighth of Fabric 5
1 fat quarter of Fabric 7 or 1½ yards of premade double fold bias binding for stems
1/3 yard of binding
¾ yard backing fabric

INSTRUCTIONS

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From Fabric 1, cut:
[A] (3) 2” x 3.5” rectangles
[B] (24) 2” squares
[C] (2) 6.5” squares
[D] (1) 3.5” x 9.5” rectangle
[E] (1) 3.5” x 12.5” rectangle
[F] (1) 7” square
[G] (2) 3.5” x 6.5” rectangles
[H] (1) 4” square

From Fabric 2, cut:
[B] (3) 2” squares

From Fabric 3, cut:
[I] (3) 2” x 3.5” rectangles
[J] (3) 2” x 5” rectangles
(2) 13¾” squares cut  once on the diagonal

From Fabric 4, cut:
[F] (1) 7” square

From Fabric 5, cut:
[H] (1) 4” square

From Fabric 6, cut:
[T1] (2) Template 1 pieces

From Fabric 7, cut:
[T2] (3) approximately18” strips of double fold bias tape

STEP 1. MAKE FLOWERS

Make Easy Corner Triangle units: draw a pencil line along the diagonal of the WRONG side of (2”) Fabric A squares. Match with [I] rectangle as shown. Sew on the marked line.  Trim ¼” away from the sewn line and press. Repeat with remaining petal pieces, adding a square to each end of [J] Fabric 4 rectangles. Be sure to take note of direction  of each petal.

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Join petal units with [A] rectangle,[B] squares as shown. Make 4 flower units measuring 6½” unfinished.

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STEP 2.  MAKE BASKET

Make Half Square Triangles from 7” and 4” squares: Mark a pencil line along the diagonal of each 4” and 7” background square. Match with Fabric 5 squares. Sew ¼” away from each side of the marked line. Trim on the pencil line and press.  Trim 7” squares to 6½” and 4” to 3½” square. You will have extra HSTs.

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Join HSTs with remaining background pieces as shown.

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STEP 3. ASSEMBLE BLOCK

Join flowers and basket units as shown. Press well and stay stitch edges to prepare for applique.

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STEP 4. APPLIQUE STEMS AND LEAVES

Cut T1 pieces using the template provided. Make or use premade double fold bias tape for stems. Prepare pieces for preferred method of applique. 

(Template available in Printer Friendly Version at the bottom of this post)

STEP 5. ASSEMBLE THE QUILT

Add corner triangles to the completed block to set on point. Layer, baste, quilt, and bind as desired. Quilt finishes at approximately 24” square.

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This quilt finishes at 42" x 52".

Lisa Calle

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