Women in early America cut motifs from printed cloth then appliqued them on solid fabric. Today we call this method broderie perse. Many broderie perse quilts had a basket as the central motif. Froncie has worked out a ingenious way to make a lovely basket. She is kindly sharing it here.
First you cut a section of border fabric
to include the basket and flowers.
Next cut around the flowers giving them
the effect of coming out of the basket.
Add the base to your basket then cut out
additional flowers andadd them to the flower basket.
Be sure to explore Froncie Quinn's historic collection of authentic reproduction patterns. Each pattern is based on a quilt from the Shelburne Museum, Old Sturbridge Village, Quilt Festival, or Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum.