We couldn’t leave basket quilts behind, without sharing this one. If you aren’t familar with sewing curves, it’s time to add a new skill. Vanessa shares some secrets to sewing the curved basket handles in her blog post. Choose floral fabrics and you will have baskets brimming with flowers for spring with the Gather Quilt.
Finished block: 12″ x 12″
Finished quilt: 72″ x 72″
No special ruler required – the pattern includes a free paper template (printable for the PDF version) that can be mounted on cardboard or template plastic.
You will need (36) 5” x 10” rectangles for the basket “fills.” This means you can get by with as few as (18) Layer Cake squares if you “double up” per print (for a less scrappy look). Incorporate the leftover scraps into the backing (or your next scrap quilt). You know we have tons of ideas for those!