March 2000ís block was a Flower Basket.

The finished block measures 8 inches square.
(8 1/2 inches unfinished).

Instructions:  Use good quality, 100% cotton prewashed fabrics.

Block of the Month

  1. Cut four 2 7/8 squares from a brown print or solid, then cut them on the diagonal.  (You will use seven of the triangles.)
  2. Cut three 2 7/8 squares from a white-on-white, then cut them on the diagonal.  (You will use five of the triangles.)
  3. Cut a 4 7/8 square from the brown, from the white-on-white, and from a floral fabric, then cut them on the diagonal.  (You will use one of each of these triangles.)
  4. Cut two white-on-white rectangles that each measure 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches.
  5. Sew five small brown triangles to white-on-white triangles.
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  1. Connect three of the brown/white squares, then connect the other two as shown in the graphic.
  2. Connect the large floral triangle to the large brown triangle.
  3. Sew the piece with two connected brown/white trianges to the floral/brown square as shown.
  4. Sew the piece with three connected brown/white trianges to the floral/brown square as shown.
  5. Sew the remaining small brown triangles to one edge of the white-on-white rectangles as shown in the graphic.
  6. Sew these units to the sides of the flower basket, then add the large white triangle to form the finished block.
Your completed unfinished block will measure 8 1/2.
Eight inches after sewn into a quilt!
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