Just Peachy - a Fruit Salad Block

This is actually one of the first blocks I sketched out, but I put it off because I wasn’t sure I had enough peachy fabrics. Turns out, after a little time in the pink and orange scrap bins, I had more than enough to get that perfect peachy shade!

And let me just drool over the photographs! It’s something I’ve struggled with this year - and finally I just out-sourced it. And hiring Lori was the best decision ever. You’ll still get my usual sub-par weekly photos and on the quilts that won’t be patterns, but now I feel like I can move ahead with patterns that will have fantastic photos.

I might have cried when she sent me the first images. And I can’t wait to go back and update all the past blog pictures! Everything will be cleaned up, graphics added, and turned into PDFs in my Craftsy shop, and the full pattern will be released in late December (after I finish everyone’s Christmas longarming.)The blocks and pattern will be free until January 31, 2019. (2019!! What??)

And also, Lori made actual fruit salad from the leftover props. Yum!

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SUPPLIES

  • PEACH - (24) 2.5" squares; (4) 3" squares

  • GREEN - (2) 2.5" square

  • NEUTRAL - (6) 2.5" squares; (6) 3" square

Note: I am using the same neutral (Kona White) in all my blocks

HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

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  • Draw a line on the 3" neutral squares. Pair each 3" neutral square with the 3" peach squares.

  • Stitch 1/4" on each side of the line. Cut on the line.

  • Trim the HSTs to 2.5" square (I use the Quilt in a Day triangle ruler, so I trim before pressing.) 

  • Press seams to the peach fabric.

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LAYOUT

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Layout the block as shown. Stitch together by row, pressing each row in opposite directions. Press the final seams open.

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Just Peachy - 12.5x14.5" unfinished

If you’re joining me in these blocks, please use #fruitsaladquilt on Instagram or comment here so I can find your blog!

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