This is the challenge block I made for the St. Jacobs Quilts Show Block Challenge. The theme for the challenge was "Canada", and all blocks had to include the maple leaf fabric.
I got the inspiration for my block from the Quiltmaker blogpost for the 4" Bitty Basket Block pattern.
I made 4 baskets and realized that when I sewed them all together the block would only measure 8", and the rules stated that the block must be 10". So I added 2" of sashing through the middle to bring it up to the correct size.
There are 97 pieces in this little block and although it looks big on the computer screen, it really is small out in the real world! It was fun to sew but I am glad it is finally finished, because today is the last day to submit the challenge blocks.