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, it turns out, are nearly impossible to photograph. What is it about dark purple? There’s probably an answer that involves white balance and aperture. But there’s a reason I’m a quilter and not a photographer!
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!
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
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.
Layout the block as shown. Stitch together by row, pressing each row in opposite directions. Press the final seams open.
Plum Crazy - 10.5x10.5" unfinished
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