Assemble and Appliqué Quilt Center
1. Lay out the basket blocks and the blue tone-on-tone print 6-1⁄2×34-1⁄4" rectangle in vertical rows (Quilt Assembly Diagram).
2. Sew together blocks in each row. Press seams in one direction. Join rows and blue rectangle to make quilt center. Press seams toward blue rectangle. The quilt center should be 25-1⁄2×34-1⁄4" including seam allowances.
3. Turn under and press 1⁄4" along each long edge of the green stripe 1-1⁄4×29-1⁄2" strip to make stem appliqué.
4. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out appliqué pieces, tucking end of stem beneath flower center; baste. Using threads that match appliqué pieces and working from bottom layer up, machine-blanket-stitch around each piece.