Quite A Pear - A Fruit Salad Block

Whew - we survived the summer, and more importantly, we survived the first two and a half weeks of school. It was not without incident, which is why this post is later than intended. But the kids are finally settling into their routines* and I'm finally getting a real chance to sew. 

In fact, I managed to get the pear and next month's plum sewn already. And I'm almost done with the planning the rest of the fruit. Which means I'm almost to the fun part - figuring out the quilt layout!

Quite A Pear

But first, a short and sweet block for a short and sweet fruit! 

Quite A Pear

SUPPLIES

  • YELLOW-GREEN - (20) 2.5" squares; (3) 3" squares
  • BROWN - (1) 2.5" square
  • NEUTRAL - (8) 2.5" squares; (3) 3" square

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

HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

Quite A Pear
  • Draw a line on the 3" neutral squares. Pair each 3" neutral square with the 3" green 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 green fabric.

Quite A Pear

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

Quite A Pear

Quite A Pear - 10.5x14.5" unfinished

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

*Literally, as I was writing this post, one of the kids was sent home sick from school. We are neeeeeeeever going to get into a routine.

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