I've been wanting to make a traditional basket quilt using my asian fabric collection. This pattern appeared in The Quilt Show newsletter last week. I did a test block with a red silk and a loose weave cotton (not the wisest of choices). The only thing I need to adjust is the handle but otherwise I think it will work. The block turns out at 4". Now I have to draw out a whole quilt pattern and it will be a good hand sewing project. I will be using only cottons. I plan to back this test block, as you can see, and make it into a card for a friend who needs cheering up.