July 23, 2015

City Girl Sew Along - Block 24

Wow! Two weeks working hard to finish all my school projects as the Summer semester ends next week and no chance to get into my quilt room! Everything is done now and here it is: block 24 for our City Girl Sew Along - The Scoop. It is my idea of how to celebrate all the work that went into this semester of graduate school: lots of ice cream! Besides, every city has an ice cream shop, so I needed to make one for 'our city'...

This block features Riley Blake Designs Honeycomb Dots in three colors. I think they are so fun!

Here is what you will need for this block:

(1) 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" square of white fabric for background
(1) 4-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangle of yellow dots fabric
(1) 4-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangle of orange dots fabric
(1) 4-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangle of brown dots fabric
(1) 13" x 3" rectangle of tan fabric for cones
Fusible web for applique shapes (HeatnBond Lite is my favorite)
Matching thread for applique (I used Aurifil for most of the applique', except when I did not have the color I needed!)

The background white is also by Riley Blake Designs. With the busy colors for the ice creams, I thought white would make the best backdrop for them.

Click here to download template for the ice cream cones. Trace shapes onto the smooth side of fusible web (for more details on how to work with fusible web, click here). Iron them to the wrong side of each corresponding fabric as shown above. Cut around shapes using sharp scissors, and fuse them to background...

... according to the photo above. Machine applique' each shape with matching thread, and voila'! Super easy, and all that I could handle this week!

Now, take a peek at Ann's blocks. She is slowly catching up with me!

Gorgeous, huh? Her fabric choices are so cool!

How are your blocks coming along? You can make them at your leisure - just be sure to send me pictures as you finish them or when the quilt is complete. If you would like to join the sew along now you can find all the blocks with tutorials in the City Girl Sew Along page.

Enjoy your weekend!


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