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Happy Baskets

Combine bright yellows and pretty florals for a cheerful springtime wall hanging. Solid white block backgrounds let the baskets shine. Fabrics are from the Calico Days collection by Lori Holt of A Bee in My Bonnet for Riley Blake Designs. Quilting designs courtesy of Handi Quilter.



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Inspired by True to Tradition from designer Annette Plog

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke



•    2⁄3 yard solid white (block backgrounds)

•    7⁄8 yard yellow print (setting squares, setting and corner triangles)

•    1⁄4 yard teal plaid (inner border)

•    5⁄8 yard blue floral (outer border)

•    1⁄2 yard solid teal (binding)

•    3⁄4 yard total assorted medium and dark floral (blocks)

•    3⁄4 yard total assorted light and medium florals (blocks)

•    3 yards backing fabric

•    53" square batting


Finished quilt: 44-5⁄8" square

Finished block: 8-3⁄4" square



Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.