Hello June! It’s the first of the month and that brings us the latest Paper Piecing Vintage pattern!
This month’s pattern is a sweet take on a quilting classic. I call mine Sweet Basket.
As with all the blocks from PPV, Sweet Basket is entirely paper pieced and both 6″ and 12″ patterns are included.
Sweet Basket, by Jennifer Ofenstein (sewhooked.com)
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Like many of the PPV blocks, the pieces for Sweet Basket are easy to pre-cut with a little measuring before you start.
Save some time by following these bonus directions for the 12″ block:
- Precut 6 – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ colored fabric for the basket handle.
- Cut 5 of those 2 1/2″ squares in half on the diagonal, creating 10 triangles.
- Leave one 2 1/2″ square whole (that’s the tippy top!)
- Cut 5 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ background color triangles. Cut in half on the diagonal, creating 10 triangles, also for the basket handle.
- Pin large background pieces of fabric to paper until the entire block is pieced.
- Have fun!
I have already received many wonderful 6″ signature block for the Paper Piecing Vintage Signature Quilt! If you have not yet shared your block I will be accepting Signature Blocks until December 31, 2014. See your pattern for details and check out our Facebook Group for photos of blocks received so far!
Haven’t signed up for Paper Piecing Vintage yet? Registration for the entire year is just $12. That’s 12 patterns in two sizes (plus the occasional bonus!), entirely paper pieced for one awesome price! All patterns for the year to date are included when you download. Upcoming patterns will be added for you to download the first of each month in 2014.
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