Traditional Tuesday - Block 27

Basket Weave
Block 27 - Basket Weave
I love, love, love this block! It's not very impressive by itself, but take a look when it's set in a quilt:

Doesn't this make the most wonderful quilt? It almost glows! The block gets the illusion of weaving by keeping the same colors on both ends. And I think black shows off every color so wonderfully, it's a natural for this setting!

Since it's still March, I chose nice spring greens for mine. I added in a calico from Barbara Brackman's "Old-Fashioned Calicoes" line and two prints from my stash - one is a fossil fern. Black solid is for the outsides.

From EACH green, cut 1 - 1 3/4" x 6 1/2" strip
From the black, cut 2 - 1 3/4"  x 6 1/2" strips
I love these greens! March has been fun, but April is next week. Wonder what I'll come up with??

Cut out your strips and lay them out. Sew together, pressing to one side.
Since this is a 6" finished block, and we cut 5 strips, you can imagine the math isn't going to work out! So trim the block to 6 1/2", being careful to shave off the same amounts on each side of the blacks. We can get by with this because we're only making one block.
If I were to make this quilt When I make this quilt, I will probably cut the strips 2" wide and make the blocks 8" square. You can make them with any number of stripes in any widths, just be sure to cut the strips as long as the width of the block you choose so you don't have to shave any off.


  1. I have 3 vivid "jewel like colours - pink, turquoise, and purple. My 4th colour is white with fine black flowers on it. Can I do the black-on-white where you have the black (trying to save money hear!) or will the lighter colour totally ruin the effect? Mildred


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