Hello, world! Block time again!
I hope you’ve had a stellar week. We’ve been busy over here purging and reorganizing our basement (I hate to put Christmas decor back into a mess!), flipping some pancakes of course, and, AH, getting a little cast for a little broken arm! Here’s to more calcium and hard-learned-lessons about jumping off the couch!
I hope your January is off to a great start! Last week was our first dive into the Cookbook Quilt Along and I’m seeing some absolutely gorgeous versions of last weeks First Kiss block on Instagram (and also some super pretty Cherry On Top blocks from those who are stitching ahead!)!! Keep on posting, everyone, and tag #cookbookquiltalong so we can all see your beautiful work!
Let’s dive into this week’s block!
This one’s really fun to make, and there are lots of possibilities for design. I saw cherries when I made mine (actually a cherry in the middle!), so that inspired the name, but I also see a beautiful flower, or some striking fussy cutting. Lots of possibility in these snowball-style units. I had fun experimenting with a striped fabric in the corner units to create a “frame” for my block, but there are lots of other options! I can’t wait to see what you guys do with it!
And remember- you can always customize the block by flipping or even substituting units for a new look, which is where the cutting chart in the back comes in SO handy…pick any unit you see in the book and make it in the 3X3 size to swap that unit for any of the units in this block. I played around with it a bit and here are some fun options I came up with in my new Meriwether prints.
I also did a little playing around with some 2 block combinations. Here is the Cherry On Top block paired with Block 23, Morning Paper. I think this would make a really sweet, whimsical child’s quilt! So many possibilities. What do you think it would pair well with?
Well, that’s this week’s block! Happy stitching, and I’ll seen you next Monday!