It’s time to introduce a new block in the Mic’s Attic Picks series. If you follow me on social media, Facebook or Instagram you already know that potential big things are happening at Chez Depre. And that situation pushed the release of this block back just slightly.
This block comes is from a set of very old blocks that I can’t even remember where I purchased and for how much. They have been in my possession for quite some time. They are threadbare and hand stitched using indigo fabrics, so my guess is 1870s-1890s…maybe even a bit earlier.
I chose this block because it is what I call an ALL SKILLS block. Easy enough for a quilter new hand piecing and yet has so many possibilities/options that an advanced quilter will find it fun to play with.
The Hand Piecing Acrylic Template set is composed of 5 templates. Two of which are “hinged” to reduce their size. This is done so that all templates can fit in the hard plastic case you see in the picture. And by reducing the template size the cost of the set is kept down. How to used hinged template instructions is always included in every set along with written and illustrated piecing guidelines.
If you look closely you will see that two of the corners of this sample have a full squares vs the half square triangles shown in the original. I have included the full square template so you can make your block with either option.
As always I will release a series of how-to blogs, step by step instructions, some creative ideas for quilts made from the block and Facebook LIVE piecing demos (videos are always available for ALL blocks under the Mic’s Attic Picks series on my MDQuilts facebook page – just look for them under the video tab while accessing with a computer) will happened for this block. But I will be pushing all of that support material release into January due to the Holidays and the potential packing of our abode during that time.
I will leave you with this quick 4 block sample of the intricate design options with this block with creative coloring. Hope this gets your interest and you give the Double Baskets Quilt Block a try.
Pre-Orders of Hand Piecing Templates (at a special price!) can be done by clicking on the graphic below .
Double Basket is also available in English Paper Piecing Format. All products will begin shipping on Friday, December 13th. You can order EPP items by heading to the store tab at the top of this page and searching either by name or look in the NEW! category.
If you are just reading now for the first time about our potential move I will post more info (such as where and why!) as soon as I am able to do so. This is quite the exciting event at our house – I can’t want to let you in on the secret.
Enjoy your day,