So, I'm super - SUPER - late on this one. Last week, I honestly thought there was another Wednesday yet to go in July, so this post was due...two days ago. Oops.
And then I realized I had an endoscopy two days ago, and ended up on the couch for the rest of the day, and of course I didn't finish my block in advance. Oops.
BUT. Since I'm skipping Friday Finishes for a month, I figured a Friday Fruit would work this time. It's summer, y'all. Just roll with it.
All that to say - cherries! The Little Man's absolute favorite fruit of all time. We had a Rainier cherry tree in our backyard in Washington, and I had to watch him like a hawk when it was ripe because he would just pull them off and eat them non-stop.
In fact, he got more than a couple of my prop cherries during the photo session. Pretty much every time I turned my back to sew, another one or two would go missing. And once I was done, he was ready and waiting to feast on the whole bowl.
Needless to say, cherry season is our favorite. And so is songs about cherries. Hope you enjoy the earworm!
- RED - (42) 2.5" squares; (4) 3" squares
- GREEN - (2) 2.5" squares; (3) 3" squares
- BROWN - (5) 2.5" squares; (4) 3" squares
- NEUTRAL - (30) 2.5" squares; (10) 3" square
Note: I am using the same neutral (Kona White) in all my blocks
HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES
Cut ONE brown, ONE green, and ONE neutral from corner to corner on the diagonal. (Starching them in advance will help control the bias stretch!)
Pair one green/brown, one green/neutral, and one brown/neutral.
Stitch 1/4" along the diagonal edge.
Trim the HSTs to 2.5" square (I use the Quilt in a Day triangle ruler, so I trim before pressing.)
Press seams open.
Draw a line on the 3" neutral squares. Pair each 3" neutral square with the remaining 3" green, red, and brown squares.
Stitch 1/4" on each side of the line. Cut on the line.
Trim the HSTs to 2.5" square.
Press seams open.
Layout the block as shown. (This one was too big for my layout board!) Stitch together by row, pressing each row in opposite directions. Press the final seams open.