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When Kelli and I sent in our book proposal to Kansas City Star we had quilts of all types..modern, traditional, easy, and hard. We are girls that don’t like to be put into one category. We like most fabrics and don’t want to limit ourselves…what fun is that?!?! As much as I love Civil War reproductions..even I want a change up.
When putting our book together it was suggested that we group the more modern looking quilts together and head in that direction. We were fine with that but we didn’t toss the other designs. We just filed them away for another day. Well the ‘nother day has arrived. This is Chocolate Covered Cherries. We made it with a Moda Fabric line, Collections for a Cause Millbook. It was a perfect line as there is lots of reds and browns. Whether you use a fabric line or if you use your scrap bucket, this is a fun quilt to make.
We love quilts that have simply constructed blocks yet come together to make a great quilt.
I was the designer and Kelli the seamstress on this quilt. I was so excited as once she had the quilt together she said-“Hey mom, I have a suggestion for a quilting motif for this”…That was wonderful to hear as coming up with the design is always a challenge.
Here’s what she suggested so I went with it…
After I was done I wished I have put feathers in the outer border…next time.
Kelli is planing to gift this quilt to a special relative.
We wrote up a free printable pattern for the quilt. You can find it here. It would be fun made up in all sorts of ways….orange and black for a Harley fan or in school colors…the possibilities are endless. We are very tempted to make it in brights but for now, we have other quilts calling our names waiting to be finished.
Enjoy the free pattern and if you ever make one send us a photo, we’d love to feature it here on the blog.
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Jo, every time I click on the link for the pattern, it just takes me to comments. I also didn’t find it in your tutorial link at top or tutorials on the side bar. I’d really like to print off the pattern. Oh…and I really like Kelli’s suggestion on the quilting…it really is sweet!
Maybe the link didn’t work because I looking at it on Thursday night here in Hawaii. I try again tomorrow if we have power (edge of a hurricane coming through).
Jo, this is such a great pattern! Thanks! I will be adding this to my list….
Terri in Texas
Simply beautiful, I’ll have to add that to my list.
This is definately one i want to try!!
Gorgeous! Thanks for the free pattern. I wonder what it would like scrappy.
I love this quilt! So simple and yet so striking! This would make a great Quilt of Valor.
Very cute! I love the combo of the red and brown. Good call on the quilting design, that flower shape is perfect :)
Pattern printed perfectly this morning! Thanks!
Beautiful quilt and Ruby set it of to a tee, can’t wait to try this one.
beautiful quilt. i really like this one. thanks so much for sharing with all of us. can’t wait to check out your book next year. patti in florida
I bet this would also be pretty in red & green!
I like the pattern and the quilting also, even without the feathers, maybe this quilt me too should try the meandering , thanks for sharing, Jo
Thanks for sharing the quilt pattern; it’s really cute. Adding it to my list of “someday projects”.
What a beautiful quilt. Thank you very much for sharing the pattern. You and Kelli are wonderful!!
I am looking for a mystery quilt for my guild. would you let me use this one. Maybe 20 will work on it. We are in Indiana -thanks I love it
Beautiful design and the quilting is lovely.
I really like chain-type patterns and this one is great! Love the fabrics you used too! Great job!
Thank you for the pattern. Your quilt is beautiful!
I love this quilt. Thank you for displaying your wonderful gift of creativity.
I have been trying to come up with a really quick and simple quilt that will look stunning to have ready in a week. You are brilliant. The placement of the colours makes it look very complicated. Am I going to be the most favourite aunty ever with this one? Thanks so much.
I have been looking for a simple quilt pattern with big impact for a few months and found this. I cant wait to make it !
What does WOF stand for.
Width of fabric is what WOF stands for.
I was wondering where I could find this pattern
If you read through the post it will say click here for the pattern. You need to have a free program called Adobe Reader. You can find it here. It’s FREE. https://get.adobe.com/reader/ Once you have the program, Click on the link and the free pattern will show up in that program.
CAN I MAKE THIS WITH JELLY ROLL STRIPS? OR WILL IT MAKE THE QUILT TOO,TOO LARGE. I LOVE THIS PATTERN
Too large unless you made fewer blocks.
Simply stunning yet simple. Thank you
What a beautiful quilt..Thank you for the pattern.
Jo this is an amazing quilt and I am adding the pattern to my list. Do you have the break down of the fabric/block requirements if this was to be in a lap size?
I have to say…I love the dog in the pictures as well! Those eyes…are so darn cute.
Sorry. I don’t have that break down.
This quilt is so cute. I’ve been trying to think of a pattern for my son and daughter in-law who like chocolate covered cherries. Perfect yeahhh!
I forgot, thankyou very much.
Link to pattern does not work
You need to have an adobe reader to view a PDF document which this is. You can get the program for free online.
Jo, how does this differ from the Irish Chain? They looks so similar…it is really lovely…thank you for the free pattern. Wish more quilters would share their ideas for free…not all of us quilters have extra money to buy patterns…so thank you so much!
Hi Maggie…I can’t really answer your question. There are so many versions of Irish Chain.
I’ve been a fan and subscribed for a good while but I haven’t gone back through to 2014 until now. . So glad I found this ! I have the perfect fabrics for it too.
Just found your blog and this quilt. I’m in love with the quilt and its name! What are the finished dimensions? I couldn’t find it in the pattern. Thanks so much for sharing your design!
The pattern is here http://www.joscountryjunction.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Chocolate-Covered-Cherries.pdf You will need an adobe reader to view it as it is a PDF file.
I loved this 5 years ago and I still love it. I will have to make it.
PS I also love chocolate covered cherries.
Just ran across your scrap sorting blog 1, 2, and 3. Do you want to take a vacation and come help me tame my scrap tubes. I want to make scrap quilts to use up my scraps but am so afraid they won’t play nice with each other. Then I saw talking turkey and have been working on it for long time ( think I wrote to you about my geese) but was so happy Bonnie gave me permission to use anything but as you have pointed out that does not always work.
When you sort all white based go in same tube regardless of color –right now have my strings sorted by size and color and now I can definitely see some things do not play well with white. I am so loving your color pallet for Wild Child and your 2 Geese on a String am definitely going to try and do some scrap sorting .
Thank You for your help in understanding color. I keep hearing valve and just cannot grasp it this makes more sense to me.
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