French Macaron Quilt Block
May I introduce you to one of my favourite sweet treats, the macaron? It's Quilt Block Mania week again and we're having tea time with a French Macaron quilt block. I guess the macaron isn't exactly traditional tea time fare, but can't you just picture one of those lovely trays of little sweets with some colourful and delicious macarons on it?
Macarons are also one of those things I can't miss whenever we go back home to Switzerland. One of the more famous confectioners in Zurich makes smaller versions of them in all sorts of flavours and colours, and I can't visit without having a little sample. When I was in university and commuting to Zurich everyday, I would sometimes buy myself one or two for the train ride home after a rough day, or as a special treat to enjoy by the lake if we had some unexpected time off. Ah, memory lane...
I'm going back to simple block designs with this French Macaron quilt block. After the puffin head last month, this one will be a quick and easy make, with barely anything small to piece, and only three sections. You may find them quick enough to make a whole tea tray's worth in every flavour ;-)
How about something fruity, like strawberry, or raspberry? Or maybe even lemon?
Or classic chocolate and vanilla flavours?
There are pistachio ones at the confectioner's in Zurich, too. They're not my personal favourite, but I love the colour.
I wonder if lavender ones exist, too?
The French Macaron quilt block pattern is available in the pattern shop.
And don't forget to visit all the other designers' blogs for the complete afternoon tea.
Tea Time Mug by Carolina Moore
Afternoon Tea by Inquiring Quilter
Not Your Grandma's Cup of Tea
Stacked Tea Cups by Appliques Quilts and More
Tea Time by Manon Hunt
Muffin Quilt Block by Julia of Inflorescence
Teapot by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
T is for Temperance by Scrapdash
You Can Brew It
French Macaron by Penny Spool Quilts
Tea Party at Perkins Dry Goods
Teatime Cakes by QuiltFabrication
Broken Sugar Bowl by Becca Fenstermaker
Cake Anyone? by Kaye Collins
Tea Time by Patchwork Breeze
3-Tiered Serving Tray by Nancy Scott of Masterpiece Quilting
*Quilt Block Mania blocks are free to download for the duration of the month they were designed for. After that, they are available in the pattern shop.