Popsicles- Block 6 for the Sweet Treats QAL (beginner-friendly raw edge appliqué blocks)

Woohoo!  We’re halfway through the Sweet Treats QAL with block 6, the popsicles block.  With their size it seems to also be appropriate to call them suckers or lollipops (depending on where you’re from, I guess) but either way these are quick and easy.  You can choose a rainbow of colors and use up lots of tiny scraps if you’re a scrap-saver with these small shapes.  I don’t have the space or patience for tiny scraps, so no shame if you don’t either!  

Here’s what we have so far, including today’s block.  This quilt is so “cool” to my three kids!  They’re the reason I add a little happy face once in a while.

Popsicles Block raw edge appliqué sweet treats quilt along a persevering mom

As usual, I sewed this block up at 10 or 11 pm last week and pictures reflect that.  I also spilled some water on my templates… can a girl catch a break?!  I did have the chance to order my sashing and border fabric last week and am so in love with this adorable Fruit Labels print from Atsuko Matsuyama.  You can find some by clicking over to Sunny Day Supply!  I’ll be sharing those requirements soon so you can order, too if needed.

Atsuko Matsuyama Fruit Labels fabric a persevering mom sunny day supply
It’s like opening a birthday present when you receive a package from Sunny Day Supply!

What You Need:

  • 12″ square for background
  • 8 fabric scraps for popsicle tops
  • Popsicle sticks fabric (or you can stitch these with your thread)
  • Heat-N-Bond Sewable
  • Black thread
  • DOWNLOAD TEMPLATES HERE

Popsicles Block raw edge appliqué sweet treats quilt along a persevering mom

Step One:  Add Heat-N-Bond, cut shapes and adhere to the background.

Use the circle guide for arranging popsicles provided in your template download.  I folded my background square in half both ways to create creases so I could center the circle guide easily.

Popsicles Block raw edge appliqué sweet treats quilt along a persevering mom

 

Step Two:  Stitch down with two laps, near the edges of each shape.

I was originally taught that you need to stitch 1/8″ away from the edge, but I like the look of closer stitching.  Do what suits your style!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4xnlk1hnkmyrkhm/Popsicles%20Block%206%20Sweet%20Treats%20QAL.pdf?dl=0

 

Sit back and admire all your hard work from the last 6 weeks!

Popsicles Block raw edge appliqué sweet treats quilt along a persevering mom

 

A little sneak peek at what is coming next Friday…

Cotton candy quilt block a persevering mom

 

Happy Sewing!

 

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  1. Oh I really love this one. I have done my housework, so will treat myself to this this afternoon!

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