Thursday, April 1, 2021

Color Challenge Block for April And Cranberry Salad

Hi ALL!!! This is my month to make and blog about April's block! And this year we are posting a recipe to go with the block!!! How fun! 

To get the pattern for this and all the blocks head to Jen's blog. But don't leave me yet!!! This months block is red and the theme is cherries. Yes I know my title says Cranberry Salad, but it uses cherry jello! So let's get started...

Here is my block.

I love how easy it was to put together and how nice it turned out! Since I used two shades of red I used Aurifil #2265 Lobster Red when piecing it together. This way I don't see the Dove grey thread (Aurifil #2600) I usually use when piecing peeking through here and there.

Here are the other bloggers. Make sure you head to Jen Shaffer for the blocks instructions!


Jen Shaffer    Patterns By Jen

Kathy Nester     Penny For My Thoughts

Kris Driessen     Scrap Dash

Joanne Hubbard     Everyone Deserves A Quilt

Raylee Bielenberg     Sunflower Stitcheries

Andi Stanfield     True Blue Quilts

Crystal Drummond     Day Brook Designs

Sarah Myers     Quilted Diary

Ashli Montgomery    Quilt 2 Endalz

Join the fun and don't forget to visit all the wonderful sponsors!  

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Jen's blog she has a complete list of the sponsor HERE. 

And now for the Cranberry Salad recipe! My mom made this every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas to have with our turkey. I don't know about the rest of the grocery stores, but I buy the jello in October because I can never find cherry jello in November or December! Maybe because this is a small town or this is a more common recipe than I thought!

Cranberry Salad


1 small box Cherry Jello

1 can Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

3/4 cup Hot Water

1/3 cup Cold Water

1/2 cup Chopped Celery

1/2 cup chopped Walnuts


1. Mix hot water and jello until dissolved. 

2. Add cold water and let it cool. 

3. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Put it in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes then stir and return to the refrigerator for another 15 to 20 minutes. Continue to stir every 15 to 20 minutes until it thickens.

4.  It's best to make it the day before so it has plenty of time to set and chill!

I hope you join in and get a chance to win these great prizes! Don't forget to visit Jen's blog for this months block, all the other bloggers to see how they made the block and get their recipes and of course visit the sponsors!!!! And I hope you have enjoyed my post, take a look around (many post with dogs!), stay awhile and I would love if you followed my little blog!

See ya soon!



  1. Very cute. I am going to read Jen's blog.

  2. A lady at our church brought this to a potluck once - there was nothing left to take home! Thanks for sharing the recipe!