Block 7 for the Sweet Treats QAL is Cotton Candy! I love cotton candy and am looking forward to the county fair this year so I can grab a big bag full of it. It smells just as good as it tastes and the wispy texture makes me love it even more. There is an embroidery face for this one but I haven’t added it to my block (waiting to hand stitch until the end when I’m more likely to be too tired to do much else).
What You Need:
- fabric in 3 colors for cotton candy
- striped fabric for cones
- 12″ background square
- black thread
- embroidery thread if you choose to add faces
- TEMPLATES HERE
Step One: Cut 3 striped cones at a 45 degree angle, then cut 1 cotton candy top from each of the three fabrics.
I traced mine and added Heat-N-Bond before cutting out.
I just cut a rectangle that was large enough to fit the cotton candy, then attached Heat-N-Bond before tracing and cutting out.
Make sure you trace on the back side of the fabric! I’m always in a hurry and distracted so I didn’t even pay attention when I traced on the front of the stripes. It really isn’t a huge deal if you do, though.
Make sure all your shapes are cut out and the Heat-N-Bond is attached. Things are going to move fast from here! Press everything to your background square, arranging as shown in the block key in the template print out.
Step Two: Stitch it all down with your black thread, near the edge of each shape.
I started where the purple met the pink, went around the edge of the purple, turned around when it met the pink again and went back to where I started. Once you meet the pink cotton candy this time, continue onto the pink and go over it twice, too.
I tied off my threads after finishing the pink and started again in the blue. Stitch down the cones are you’re finished! Don’t forget to add starch to the block to keep your edges from fraying if they get moved around a lot.
Hope you enjoy the quick and easy block this week! It’s always fun to have a quick win once in a while.