|Apple Patchwork Fabric - Nearly Insane Block 41|
Block 41 is a fairly traditional patchwork Basket Block, so I thought I would pair this up with the Minick and Simpson "Christmas Past" red spotty fabric that I have talked about in the past, to make this block an 'Apple Basket'. I have added a 10 pence coin to give some scale to the finished 6 inch block.
|Block 41 - Traditional Basket Block, Nearly Insane Quilt|
|Block 41 Nearly Insane Quilt - Basket Block|
You will see that during the construction of this English Paper Pieced block the incremental growth of the strip due to the fabric being wrapped around the paper, meant that I had to fit a 4 5/16" strip of half square triangles onto a 4" plain strip.
|English Paper Piecing|
|English Paper Piecing - Block 41, Nearly Insane Quilt|
|Basket Block 41, Nearly Insane Quilt|
|Folding Bias Binding using a Pin and Ironing Board|
|Attaching bias strip for handle|
This seems like quite an epic post for this unassuming block, but once I worked out what I was doing, this block was not too bad. I know this block also makes up some of the edge blocks, so down the line maybe I will have a 'Cherry basket' too!
With another block finished, this Friday I am joining up with Crazy Mom Quilts.
NUMBER OF PIECES: 31 + 1 (Handle)
SMALLEST PIECE: Triangle, 1" (25mm) x 1" (25mm) x 1 7/16"" (36mm)
LARGEST PIECE: Triangle, 5" (127mm) x 5" (127mm) x 7 1/16"(180mm)
TECHNIQUE: English Paper Piecing (EPP)
"Christmas Past" (14547) by Polly Minick and Lauri Simpson for Moda
Apple Fabric - unidentified
Red Dot on Cream - unidentified