Cheerwine - #QuiltBlockMania

Cheerwine - #QuiltBlockMania

Welcome back to another month of #QuiltBlockMania!  The theme is drinks for March so for our tour across the US, I’m bringing you to my home state of North Carolina.  This month I am excited to share Cheerwine with you.  Cheerwine is a cherry flavored soda that was created in 1917 by L.D. Peeler in Salisbury, NC during a sugar shortage.  The burgundy-red color of the soda was the inspiration for the name.

I also wanted to include a pieced background for this block because the Cheerwine bottle just didn’t seem very exciting on its own.  Since Cheerwine is from North Carolina I thought it would be fun to see if there was a traditional North Carolina quilt block.  It turns out that there is a beautiful block called The Star of North Carolina.  I found a source for this block on the Quilt Index website.  This version of the block was in the 1928 edition of the Ladies Art Company Quilt Pattern Catalog.

While this block is absolutely gorgeous, I didn’t want to make it too complicated since we are going to applique the Cheerwine bottle on top.  I took inspiration from the center of the block to create a modified 9 patch (also known as a plain block in the 1896 Ladies Home Journal).  This simple block created a perfect background for the Cheerwine bottle.

This block is free through the month of March 2024.  After that, you can purchase the pattern for just $3. You can get the block by clicking the link:  Cheerwine Block

CORRECTION: Piece C should be 6 1/2" x 3 1/2"

You could also make a fun quilt using all the March Drinks blocks in the #QuiltBlockMania collection!  Check out the other free blocks for this month from these amazing designers:

Champagne Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Martini by Crafty Staci
You Shake Me Up
Scrappy Mug by Katie Mae Quilts
Pina Colada by Appliques Quilts and More
Cosmopolitan by Inquiring Quilter
Cups and Saucers
Bubble Tea by Inflorescence Designs
Beer Pong by Patti's Patchwork
Perfect Flying Geese
Bear Loves Cocoa by Colette Belt Designs
Coffee Bean by Sewistry
Sip & Stitch by Happy Hour Stitches
I'm a LIttle Teapot
Bit too Much by Epida Studio
Tupperware Pitcher by Cristy Fincher
Ice Cubes by Create with Claudia
Cherry by Slightly Biased Quilts
Tea for Me by Craftapalooza Designs
French Press by Oh Kaye Quilting
Sew Fresh FPP Block by San Diego Sewn
Release the Kraken by Art Quilts by Design
But First Coffee by Paleofish Designs
Margarita by Sallys Sewing Circle
Iced Lemonade by Patchwork Breeze

(Cheerwine Source)

(Star of North Carolina Source)
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1 comment

thank you for the pattern. this looks like so much fun to make. i love the back ground

Lori Smanski

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