As I stood looking at my design wall last night a sudden craving for Chocolate covered Cherries came over me. To be honest I don't even like cherries( it's a texture thing, I can't stand the way they feel in my mouth, crazy, yes). The Cherry is spit out leaving the chocolate and delicious creamy center to do its little magical dance on my taste buds. Brach's brand was the best, that center would just run out like syrup! YUM! But they are hard to find these days. Anyway enough of the daydreaming about food. Do you see why this wall reminds me of chocolate covered cherries?
It took me about 30 minutes to figure out this block after seeing a picture. Then last night while doing my normal 2 a.m. insomnia web surf I found this tutorial in Spanish. I hit the translate and well I'll be darned! And here I wasted all that quilty brain power.
They go together quickly. (4) 10 inch squares make 2 blocks, a positive block and a negative block . The gingham is the background fabric. The strip sets below are for one block.
Layering all the strips sets together and calling on June Taylor to help me with accuracy. Rarely do I use the Shape Cut, but after I do I think why don't I use this more often? It such a handy tool!
ZIP, ZIP ,ZIP, ZIP and 5 perfect sets, 1 has been set aside for a possible border.
Arranged for sewing together. Cherry in the middle and four little gingham corner pieces.
Making four at a time, chain piecing, takes about 45 and that includes the final pressing of the blocks. These blocks can wait till after I run to town for eggs, coffee creamer, and Chocolate covered cherries!
Linking up with Freshly Pieced Modern for WIP Wednesday.