Not block of the month

A change of colour scheme for this month’s “Not Block of the Month” which is a classic traditional Basket block, known as Basket of Chips among other names.  How could we resist? Barbara was persuaded to switch from the red & green combination she used for the first three blocks of this series to “something else”, but the “something else” turned out to still feature red.  Do you have a default colourway/colour preference too?  Here’s the gathering of fabrics before the starching, pressing and cutting started –

fabric choices

This is a fairly quick block to make thanks to quick-piecing techniques for the Half Square Triangles.

getting started

block construction

finished block ready for pressing

Here’s the black & white vintage version of this, about half the size of ours – but  what a great stripe fabric!

vintage block

Click here to download a printable free pattern and make your own Basket block(s) – a perfect summer project!

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