She's My Cherry Pie - a Fruit Salad Block

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.

Scrappy Cherry Quilt Block

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. 

Scrappy Cherry Quilt Block

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!

Scrappy Cherry Quilt Block

SUPPLIES

  • 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

Scrappy Cherry Quilt Block
  • 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.

Scrappy Cherry Quilt Block
  • 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.

Scrappy Cherry Quilt Block

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.

Scrappy Cherry Quilt Block

She's My Cherry Pie - 20.5x20.5"

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One in a Melon - A Fruit Salad Block

Okay, I totally couldn't think of a watermelon quote or song to go there. So, you get a pun instead! Yay!

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But even if the name is lacking, the block is not. It's big - 22" wide! And features two shades of green! You could also use yellow-greens (instead of green-yellows like mine - I know, totally different) or a white for the middle rind.

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SUPPLIES

  • RED - (30) 2.5" squares; (1) 3" squares
  • LIGHT GREEN - (13) 2.5" squares; (2) 3" squares
  • DARK GREEN - (13) 2.5" squares; (5) 3" squares
  • BLACK - (3) 2.5" squares (since these are the seeds, each replaces a red 2.5" square if you want more, or less)
  • NEUTRAL - (6) 2.5" squares; (3) 3" square

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

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HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

  • Draw a line on the 3" light green squares and the 3" neutral squares. Pair one light green square with the 3" red square and two light green squares with the 3" dark green squares. Pair the remaining dark green squares with the 3" neutral 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 darker fabric.

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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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One in a Melon - 14.5x22.5"

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An Apple A Day - A Mini Quilt Finish

And the second of my teacher gifts! Simple and sweet - I used the test block from my Apple A Day tutorial. Since I changed the size, it won't fit in my final quilt, so it makes the perfect teacher mini!

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I quilted it up quickly with echo-cross-hatching, stitched on the binding, and voila! Teacher gift! I guess sometimes it pays off to have random apple blocks hanging out in the sewing room.

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The back is a piece of blue Kona. The binding is the same as the sewing machine cover - I made the binding for a different project and changed my mind. So now it's getting used up wherever red works.

And both gifts were finished off with gift cards to the local coffee shop!

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Strawberry Fields Forever - a Fruit Salad Block

I thought the strawberry would be my hardest block - not because it's difficult to design, but there's so many versions out there, it would be hard to make mine unique and not step on any other designers' toes. Turns out, the banana I had scheduled for this month was much harder, so here's my version of a strawberry instead!

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I knew I wanted leaves that went down, but I struggled with the leaves up for a while, and almost considered leaving them off. I'm glad I didn't - they ended up perfect! It adds a few more cut sizes, but we can handle that, right?

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SUPPLIES

  • RED - (24) 2.5" squares; (5) 3" squares
  • GREEN - (2) 2.5" squares; (2) 3" squares; (1) 4" square
  • NEUTRAL - (6) 2.5" squares; (3) 3" squares; (1) 4" square; (2) 1.5x3.5" rectangles

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

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HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

  • Draw a line on the 3" red squares. Pair two with the 3" green squares and three with the 3" neutral squares.

  • Draw a line on the 4" neutral square. Pair with the 4" green square.

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

  • Trim the red/green and red/neutral HSTs to 2.5" square (I use the Quilt in a Day triangle ruler, so I trim before pressing.) Trim the green/neutral HSTs to 3.5".

  • Press seams open.

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

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Strawberry Fields Forever - 12.5x16.5"

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Orange You Glad - A Fruit Salad Block

Knock knock. Who's there?

Orange you glad I didn't finish that joke?

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My oldest is not a fan of the classic knock knock joke, but I have a feeling the younger one will be totally into it once he learns how to tell jokes. I'll need help if he ever finds his brother's joke book!

Also, those are totally Cuties, not oranges, in the bowl. Because oranges are harder to peel, and these props get eaten. (Sometimes before I'm done with the photo shoot!)

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SUPPLIES

  • ORANGE - (52) 2.5” squares; (4) 3” squares
  • GREEN - (2) 2.5" squares; (2) 3" squares
  • NEUTRAL - (6) 2.5” squares; (6) 3” squares

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

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HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

  • Draw a line on the 3" neutral squares

  • Pair with the 3" oranges and greens

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

  • Cut on the line

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

  • Orange HSTs - press to the orange; green HSTs - press three to the neutral, one to the green

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Layout the block as shown, making sure the middle green HSTs nest with opposing pressing directions. Stitch together by row, pressing each row in opposite directions. Press the final seams open.

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Orange You Glad - 16.5x18.5" unfinished

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