Friday, September 4, 2009
This block uses collection # 2.
You can see other versions of the block right here.
This one is very similar to the previous block, Cactus Basket, and is made in much the same way. However, since it is made with a 5 x 5 grid, it is not possible to make it a 6" block with Inklingo. Therefore, this block finishes at 5"
And the challenge of it is - naturally - to move into a smaller size of HST.
It is, however, very easy to make a 5" block into a 6" block
2 strips, each 5.5 x 1"
2 strips, each 6.5 x 1"
Add the shorter strips to each side of the block.
Add the longer strips to the two other sides of the block.
If you - like me - are not particularly good freinds with your rotary-cutter and your sewing-machine, you might want to cut :
2 strips, each 5.5 x 1.25
2 strips, each 7 x 1.25"
and trim to the correct size after putting them on.
You will want to print on the Focus-fabric for this one, because you need two more of the smaller HST in focus-fabric, than you do in background-fabric.
Fabric 1 (background-fabric)
2 rectangles, 1 x3" (cut 1.5 x 3.5")
One 2" HST
One 3" HST
One 1" square (cut 1.5" square)
Fabric 2 (focus-fabric)
two 5" charms for printing
Make six HST-squares, 1" finished size.
Make one HST-square, 3" finished size.
Lay out your block, so you can see how to join the bits
Join the 1" HST-squares, in rows of 3.
Join the 1" (1.5" cut) square to the (correct) end of one of them.
Join the shorter of the strips to one side of the 3" HST-square
Join the longer (the one with the background-fabric square at the end), to the other side.
Add the rectangles to each of the remaining two sides of the basket.
Add the 2" HST to the bottom of the block.
If you know of patterns or books that uses this block in this size, please let me know, and I'll make links to each of the ones I'm aware of. miz_pal (at) hotmail (dot) com.
Barbara Brackman's "Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns" # 707