This week we have a simple, quick block for the Sweet Treats QAL! It’s a nice break from all the tedious pieces found in last weeks block. (Cutting out the paper templates is my least favorite part!). Who doesn’t love a picture of a box full of pretty pastries? If you’re ever on Instagram, you’ve probably been blindsided by a colorful, sticky and way-too-sweet picture of someone’s latest “donut run”… usually when you have no access to donuts to satisfy your sudden craving! In this block, you’ll get to make your very own iced donut, two donut holes, a “cruller” and a honey bun. Let’s get started!
What You Need:
- Icing for the donut and honey bun in 2 different colors
- Brown for the various pastries
- 12″ background square and a tiny piece of background fabric for the center hole of the donut
- Download the templates HERE
Step One: Choose Fabric, Cut Pieces and Fuse Together!
Yeah, I’m cramming a lot of steps into “step one” but it’s easy peasy. 🙂 Print out the download at 100%, cut out your template pieces, choose fabric, fuse to Heat-N-Bond and cut the pieces. There isn’t any hand appliqué on this block, so you can obey the Heat-N-Bond rules! I didn’t originally plan to use icing on the honey bun, so the pink isn’t pictured below.
All fused and cut out…
Remember not to “iron” but to “press” when adhering the fabric to the background block. I like to flip the block over and give it a good steaming from the other side once it has all been attached.
Step Two: Top Stitch and Add Details
Top stitch as usual. For the cruller, you can use a pencil and mark a squiggly line for a cute little detail. Stitch from one end of the line to the other, then rotate and stitch back to the beginning again.
Add a swirl to the honey bun, also. My swirl began right at the corner where it sticks out and ended in the center. (See below)
Stitch around the edge of the icing first to be sure it will stay in place.
Then stitch the swirl, going over it twice just as you did with the cruller.
You’ve Got a Finished Block!
The combination of these first four blocks together is adorable! I can’t wait to see them all together, sashed and bordered.