Pink Peppercorns….

Peter Piper pieced a patch of pink peppercorns……

While I am NOT Peter Piper, I did piece a pink peppercorn block as part of the 2022 Color Challenge from PBJ (Pattern’s By Jen).

The first task was to find out what a pink peppercorn was…..

A pink peppercorn (baie rose, “pink berry”) is a dried berry of the shrub commonly known as the Peruvian Peppertree….. WOW…..MORE P’s!!

They are members of the Cashew family and have a peppery flavor. They are often blended with commercial pepper.

Even MORE interestingly, Wikipedia went on to say…… “In 1982, the Food and Drug Administration banned the import of Brazilian peppercorns from France into the United States, asserting that people who eat the berries risk an array of acute symptoms, such as swollen eyelids and indigestion, similar to poison ivy. In response, the Government of France maintained that the berries are safe to eat if grown in prescribed conditions. The United States later lifted the ban. “


After this history lesson, I searched for a good photo……

….and then for fabric….

Remember that I am keeping the same background fabric for all of the blocks and had already cut it.

The first step was to draw a diagonal line on the back of the background fabric. This was made difficult by the dark color of the fabric…..

I accomplished the task by using one of my favorite marking tools…..

….the White Marking Pen from Clover.

The only “problem” with this pen is that the mark isn’t visible when it is first marked…..

but appears within a few seconds….

You HAVE to be patient!!

Once I had the pieces ready, it was a bit tricky to lay out the block…..

….but the final piecing was straightforward…..

Each month, Jen asked us to show our quilts of the same colorway but, frankly, I don’t have any pink quilts.

BUT, I DO have a pink mug rug that I made several years ago so let’s go with that……

This is the post that I wrote about making it…..

It is good to have three of the color challenge blocks under my belt. Next month is “Nigella seeds”. I WILL have to do some research on this one!!!

2 thoughts on “Pink Peppercorns….

  1. seems like I’ve heard of pepperberry is wreaths, sprigs, etc. Artificial ones can be found in craft stores. Now I know what they are.

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