The Bounty of Baskets quilt is made up of nine of our charming Cherry Basket quilt blocks. The quilt measures about 38" by 38". To make the quilt, download the two-page Bounty of Baskets quilt pattern as a PDF and print it out. You'll need to enlarge the quilt block at 125%.
To make the Bounty of Baskets quilt pattern:
Make 9 blocks, and stitch them together in 3 rows of 3 blocks. Add sashing and inner and outer borders. Finished size is about 38 inches square.
To make the Cherry Basket quilt block:
A: Cut 1. B: Cut 1, and cut 1 from reverse pattern. C: Cut 1. D: Cut 1, and cut 1 from reverse pattern. E: Cut 1 (piece includes area under appliqués). F: Cut 1 (piece includes area under appliqué).
All appliqué pieces: Fuse double-sided webbing to fabrics before cutting out. Cherry 1: Cut 4. Cherry 2: Cut 2. Leaves: Cut 3 (use front leaf for pattern). Stems: Cut 2. Handle: Cut 1. (Do not add seam allowances to fused pieces.)
Stitch B to C, and stitch reverse B to other side of C. Stitch D to E, and stitch reverse D to other side of E. Stitch BCB to A; stitch DED to top of BCBA. Stitch F to top of DEDBCBA. Place and fuse stems, cherries, leaves, and handle in place. By hand or machine, appliqué all fused pieces using narrow blanket stitch.
To finish the quilt, select your favorite border from the Quilt Borders page. Like this quilt block? It is part of the Country Cupboard quilt design. If you'd like additional country designs, see our Americana Quilt Patterns.
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Retta Warehime is the author of Snuggle Up, Patchwork Memories, Quilting Your Just Desserts, Farm House Quilts, and many other titles. She has taught piecing and quilting techniques for 24 years and has been designing and publishing quilt patterns for 18 years through her company, Sew Cherished. Warehime has published more than 200 quilt designs and is currently designing and publishing quilts for fabric company Web sites.