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happy flower qal week 20

A few weeks ago, I commented on how much I love postage stamp blocks - all those sweet little 1" squares. However, this block - with it's 4 baskets and all the handles pointing towards the centre - is also traditionally called postage stamp. I've loved it ever since I bought my first quilt book "Quilts, Quilts, Quilts" back in like 1990.  And I've yearned to make a quilt with just these adorable little basket blocks.  Haven't quite made it yet, but there's still time ... ;) In the meantime, here's my single block. Five of the eight prints are from First Romance (not the yellow basket or it's white background, and not the white basket on the green background). It was a fun and unexpected surprise to see how my aqua oval/pink dot print translates into the perfect basket weave print. :)

Ok.  If you don't like hand appliqueing inside points (who does, really), this block won't be so much fun to make.  But your efforts will be rewarded tenfold once it's done, because it sure is pretty.

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Reader Comments (3)

Your fabrics look so lovely in the baskets block!
I was gushing about your blog at Verna Mosquera's quilt retreat last weekend. She says she remembers you well and knew you'd always do great things. She said to say to you that she still uses the iPad cover.A
I think some new people might be jumping into this Happy Flower Quilt Along after seeing me work on a few squares and flipping through the book. Thank you for making this so much fun!
July 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen Conner
Loving the yellow center. Really cute flower.
July 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBillieBee
Gorgeous baskets!
July 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPat

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