Monday 17 September 2018

Patchsmith Sampler Block 29 - Picnic Basket

Block 29 - Picnic Basket
Everybody should have at least one picnic basket, complete with lining and now you can – with Block 29 ‘Picnic Basket’.

This is a relatively easy block to patch with just a few quick corners. Some of the quick corners are small (top of the handle) but the process is the same.
Pretty Floral Basket

Tip: To help match up the lining points (step 4 of the pattern) press the quick corners on the middle section of the lining towards the lining fabric and the corners on the other two sections away from the lining as indicated by the arrows below.
Press as per the arrows to create sharp points

If you want to add an extra dimension to this block you can create a patchwork basket from two different fabrics.
Block 29 in Patchwork

In this case you will need to cut six 1½” squares and three 1” squares from two different fabrics.   Patch the basket using the twelve 1½” squares.  To create the lining section you need to position your 1” squares so that the patchwork of the basket continues into the corners of the lining (Steps 3 and 4 of the pattern.)  The easiest way is to lay it out on your desk before stitching.
Continue the patchwork into the lining rectangles

Of course you could always turn your picnic basket into a Halloween basket or Christmas basket depending on the fabrics you choose. No matter how you make it, I look forward to seeing your baskets over on Instagram (#block29picnicbasket) or in the Flickr group.  

And you can find all the blocks, together with the tutorials HERE. Until next time .....

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Amanda. I have just bought my 1st Patchsmith book... Christmas Mug Rugs, I just love them, I am choosing one to start, I know it will be first of many. :) Sonia