Grape Basket Quilt
Size:  20-1/2" x 20-1/2"

Free Quilt Pattern from BlockCentral.com

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This is a great little project to use up some small pieces of fabric in your stash, so there will be no yardage requirements included in the pattern. :)


Cutting Instructions:

Fabric:

Size & Shape:

# to Cut:

*2nd Cut:

A (Red)

3-7/8" Square

3

B (Yellow)

3-7/8" Square

2

C (Medium Green)

3-7/8" Square

1

C (Medium Green)

6-7/8" Square

1

D (Dark Green)

3-7/8" Square

1

E (Brown)

3-7/8" Square

3

E (Brown)

6-7/8" Square

1

E (Brown)

2-1/2" Square

4

 

F (Cream)

3-1/2" Square

1

 

F (Cream)

3-7/8" Square

1

F (Cream)

7-1/4" Square

1

F (Cream)

6-7/8" Square

1

F (Cream)

3-1/2" x 9-1/2" Rectangle

2

 

G (Assorted Fabric Scraps for Border)

2-1/2" x 4-1/4" Rectangle

16

 

Binding

2-1/2" x width of fabric strips

3

 

* = Cut once diagonally.   = Cut twice diagonally.

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1:  Layer a Color F (cream) 3-7/8" triangle on a Color A (red) 3-7/8" triangle, right sides together.  Stitch as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 2. (Each unit should measure 3-1/2".)

Grape Basket Quilt Pattern

Step 2:    Layer a Color B (yellow) 3-7/8" triangle on a Color A (red) 3-7/8" triangle, right sides together.  Stitch as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 1.  (This unit should measure 3-1/2".)

Step 3:   Layer a Color B (yellow) 3-7/8" triangle on a Color D (dk green) 3-7/8" triangle, right sides together.  Stitch as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 2.  (Each unit should measure 3-1/2".)

Step 4: Layer a Color C (med green) 3-7/8" triangle on a Color E (brown) 3-7/8" triangle, right sides together.  Stitch as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 2.  (Each unit should measure 3-1/2".)

Step 5:   Layer a Color C (med green) 6-7/8" triangle on a Color E (brown) 6-7/8" triangle, right sides together.  Stitch as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 1.  (This unit should measure 6-1/2".)

Step 6:  Stitch a Color E (brown) 6-7/8" triangle to one short side of a Color F (cream) 7-1/4" triangle, as shown below.  Press seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim point.  Repeat on the opposite side using a Color A (red) 6-7/8" triangle, as shown.  Make 1.   (This unit should measure 3-1/2" x 6-1/2".)

Step 7:   Stitch a Color A (red) 6-7/8" triangle to one short side of a Color F (cream) 7-1/4" triangle, as shown below.  Press seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim point.  Repeat on the opposite side using a Color E (brown) 6-7/8" triangle, as shown.  Make 1.   (This unit should measure 3-1/2" x 6-1/2".)

Step 8:  Arrange one Step 1 units, one Step 2 unit, and a Color F (cream) 3-1/2" square, as shown below.  Stitch together in rows, pressing the top row seam allowance toward the Color F (cream) square and bottom row seam allowance toward the Step 2 unit. Next, sew the two rows together along one long side as shown.  Press the seam allowance toward the top row.  Make 1.  (This unit should measure 6-1/2" x 6-1/2")

Step 9:   Arrange the Step 7 unit, one Step 3 unit, and one Step 4 unit as shown below.  Stitch the Step 3 and Step 4 units together as shown and press the seam allowance to one side.  Next, stitch the Step 7 unit to the Step 3-4 unit as shown.  Press the seam allowance toward the Step 7 unit.  Make 1.  (This unit should measure 6-1/2" x 6-1/2".)

Step 10:   Arrange the Step 6 unit, one Step 3 unit, and one Step 4 unit as shown below.  Stitch the Step 3 and Step 4 units together as shown and press the seam allowance to one side.  Next, stitch the Step 6 unit to the Step 3-4 unit as shown.  Press the seam allowance toward the Step 6 unit.  Make 1.  (This unit should measure 6-1/2" x 6-1/2".)

Step 11:   Arrange the Step 5, Step 8, Step 9, and Step 10 units, as shown below.  Stitch together in rows, then stitch rows together to finish this section.  Make 1.  (This unit should measure 12-1/2" x 12-1/2" inches.)

Step 12:   Stitch a Color E (brown) 3-7/8" triangle to one short side of a Color F (cream) 3-1/2" x 9-1/2" rectangle.  Press the seam allowances toward the Color F fabric.

Step 13:   Stitch the Step 12 unit to the bottom of the Step 11 unit.  Press seam allowance toward the Step 12 unit.

Step 14:   Stitch a Color E (brown) 3-7/8" triangle to one short side of a Color F (cream) 3-1/2" x 9-1/2" rectangle.  Press the seam allowances toward the Color F fabric.

Step 15:   Stitch the Step 14 unit to the right side of the Step 11 unit.  Press seam allowance toward the Step 14 unit.

Step 16:   Stitch a Color F (cream) 6-7/8" triangle unit to the lower right corner of the Step 11 unit.  Press seam allowance toward the Step 11 unit.  Your Grape Basket block should measure 15-1/2" square at this point.

Step 17:   Using the Color G assorted 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" rectangles, sew four rows of four rectangles as shown below.  Add a Color E (brown) 2-1/2" square to each end of the last two rows.  Press the seam allowances to one side for the 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" rectanges.  Press the Color E (brown) 2-1/2" square seam allowances toward the rectangle to which it is attached.

Step 18:   Sew the two shorter Step 17 rows to the left and right side of the block.  Press the seam allowances away from the block.

Step 19:   Sew the remaining Step 17 rows to the top and bottom of the block.  Press the seam allowances away from the block.

Step 20:   Quilt and bind as desired.  The cutting instructions did include three 2-1/2" x width of fabric strips to use for straight binding.

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