Block 4: Pastry Party for the Sweet Treats QAL

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!

Sweet Treats Quilt Along A Persevering Mom 2017 Free Raw Edge Appliqué Tutorial

 

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
  • Heat-N-Bond
  • 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.

Sweet Treats Quilt Along A Persevering Mom 2017 Free Raw Edge Appliqué Tutorial

All fused and cut out…

Sweet Treats Quilt Along A Persevering Mom 2017 Free Raw Edge Appliqué Tutorial

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.

Sweet Treats Quilt Along A Persevering Mom 2017 Free Raw Edge Appliqué Tutorial

 

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.

Sweet Treats Quilt Along A Persevering Mom 2017 Free Raw Edge Appliqué Tutorial

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)

Sweet Treats Quilt Along A Persevering Mom 2017 Free Raw Edge Appliqué Tutorial

Stitch around the edge of the icing first to be sure it will stay in place.

Sweet Treats Quilt Along A Persevering Mom 2017 Free Raw Edge Appliqué Tutorial

Then stitch the swirl, going over it twice just as you did with the cruller.

Sweet Treats Quilt Along A Persevering Mom 2017 Free Raw Edge Appliqué Tutorial

 

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.

Sweet Treats Quilt Along A Persevering Mom 2017 Free Raw Edge Appliqué Tutorial

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