Celebrating the Art of Quilting

Ruby's Flower Basket 1934: Block of the Month


The original Flower Basket Quilt was designed and published by Ruby Short McKim beginning in October of 1934. Carried in newspapers across the country, the series included 32 floral designs plus templates for the pieced basket and quilting suggestions. Each week's flower pattern included suggested colors for applique with embroidered edges and details. The blocks were 12" square, the finished quilt was 80" x 97" including two 3" borders. This book contains the entire set of patterns, detailed instructions and a brief history of Ruby Short McKim. Ruby was inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame in 2002.