Monday, May 2, 2011

BOW #46 Cake Stand

Cake Stand is one of the many variations in basket blocks, most of which are "on point," or diagonal orientation.   It would make a wonderful reproduction quilt.

For a 12" finished block, you will need:
(1) 6-1/2" HST (Half Square Triangle) unit, light/dark
(6) 3-1/2" HST units, light/dark
(2) 3-1/2" light squares
(2) 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" light rectangles

Arrange as shown, starting with the large HST in the center and working your way out:

This is a lovely, old-fashioned looking block that would make a beautiful reproduction quilt--either 30s or Civil War--or as a two-color quilt (blue and white would be perfect!)

You could alternate this with other 16-patch (4x4 grid) but I like it just by itself:

or, better still, paired with just plain alternating blocks.. A sawtooth border (made with HSTs) is the perfect border.

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