Monday, February 23, 2015

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Who doesn't love Chocolate Covered Cherries?

I do!  And I love this quilt! Isn't the color scheme just beautiful?  Composed of brown, beige, red, and pink, a truly yummy combination. And I'm so happy to use up some of the brown in my stash, because even though it's a needed stash color, it tends to sit and collect dust.

Following free form cutting techniques, this quilt was really quick and easy to put together, even though there were curved seams.  I followed the instructions for Lattice in Sujata Shah's book, Cultural Fusion 
(affiliate link) enjoying her process very much.  Free form cutting and fabric shuffling really make the quilts sing.  The instructions are very clear and easy to follow, with helpful hints along the way.  I'd call it stress free block construction!
I had so much fun making these blocks, that I whipped out 60 after deciding I liked the first 28.  And by trimming the blocks bigger than the suggested size (I have a real problem with waste!), the quilt measures approximately 59" x 89".

Here are more closeups of the blocks and quilting, which had to be cherries!

The back is pieced--gasp!--since I normally don't do pieced backs. 

But for this, I wanted to use up the fabric scraps and a piece in my stash.  Just making room for more fabric!
Doesn't this make you want to eat some Chocolate Covered Cherries???

Happy Quilting!


  1. Gorgeous! Not sure what free form cutting is --it sounds more random than this looks. Your intersections look great. Wonderful use of the fabrics. Bravo! Kathy Aho in MN

  2. Beautiful!! I really love this one!. The free form cutting turned out really well. Now I can relax and breathe easier since having done it for Melissa's Irish Chain QAL.

  3. I too am unfamiliar with free form cutting, but since cutting is a part of the quiltmaking process that I really don't enjoy, I'd be interested in learning more.

    That quilt is spectacular, and the color combination is beautiful ... I fell in love with those colors together when I made a pink/brown/tan quilt for my youngest granddaughter. I'm not sure why I haven't used that combo since.

  4. I love your quilt, it is delicious!

  5. The quilt is amazing. Boy did you ever get the colors to match the name..or the name to match the colors? Just looking at it says chocolate covered cherries!

  6. I not only love pink and brown together, (blue and brown is another favorite combination) but the cherry quilting is wonderful!

  7. Love those colors! And the quilting is just the icing on the cake. Heh... or the chocolate on the cherry. Very nice!

  8. Love the colors and the name of this quilt! Chocolate covered cherries are my absolute favorite!


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