Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Chocolate covered cherries

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! 

~Lea Anne~

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  1. Love the name, Very appropriate.

  2. Mmmmmmmmm,yummiest and great tips!

  3. Awesome post! I'll have to try that block sometimes. Your quilt is definately Choco-licious!

  4. great looking blocks. the internet can be such a great place for help. I buy one of my boys chocolate covered cherries every Christmas.

  5. Yesterday a box was delivered that was supposed to be my Christmas present, but it was marked Pulakos which is a chocolate company we loved in Erie, PA, and it was full of chocolate covered cherries! I'm only allowing myself two a day!

  6. you make it sound so easy!! and if only I could work at your speed, lovely blocks

  7. Delicious....both the chocolate covered cherries and your quilt!

  8. Your quilt has turned out great. There is something about getting an idea in your head and then you can not sleep until you have it figured out.
    I love chocolate covered cherries, I think I have a recipe around here somewhere on how to make them.
    Merry Christmas

  9. I like the second last block in the lowest row. It almost looks as if its blurred.


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