Another simple block to make is Basketweave. This is closely related to the 9-patch block as it is cut from sets of three strips.basketweave block

You can download the instructions to make the block here – they include a few quilt ideas as well. This is the original block colouring set 4 blocks by 4.

basketweave quilt

If you add another colour to some of the blocks you get this effect –

basketweave quilt b

Windmills in different shades of blue, and the woven effect has gone.

Or if you use the original block and one that uses a lighter blue you get this –

basketweave quilt a

The woven effect is back again. There are more ideas in the pdf pattern.



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