Plum Crazy - A Fruit Salad Block

Mmm, mmm, another favorite fruit in our house. I suppose not everything can be the Little Man’s favorite fruit, but cherries have a pretty limited season, so he has to be enthusiastic about something else during the rest of the year.

Right now, it’s plums. Which are a stone fruit, like cherries, so maybe he just prefers a good drupe? (<— yeah, I googled that!)

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Anyway… Plums! A chance to add a bit of purple to this quilt! And it’s another smaller, easier one, so get out those scraps and get going!

SUPPLIES

  • PURPLE - (16) 2.5" squares; (2) 3" squares

  • BROWN - (1) 2.5" square

  • NEUTRAL - (4) 2.5" squares; (2) 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" purple 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 purple 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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Plum Crazy - 10.5x10.5" unfinished

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