Here's another strike against piecing....2 long days at the machine and all I have to show for it is one pile of melons and pieced ring sections. On the brigher side, it's enough to complete about 20 circles. On the down side, my original plan needed about double that. Realizing that I don't have enough fabric in these shades of turquoise, I revised the plan down tto36 rings which is still kind-of iffy.
I guess I'll just have to drown my sorrows in a jar of cherries. I ended up with 2 variations. The Martini Cherries sat in vodka for a week, then I put them in jars, covered with more vodka and processed to be shelf stable. The Pirate Cherries are swimming in a combination of sugar & dark rum. Yo-ho-ho!