Block #8 - October -
Ice Cream Cones
The 8th block is called Ice Cream Cones. All blocks for this quilt are 12" x 12".
Fabric amounts and usage is shown on this page.
(I made up the name for this block I designed as I couldn't find it in any books, if anyone knows that this block has a name, let me know.)
You will be making 14 of these blocks for the quilt.
This is a block that is made with 6 just plain squares, one 4-X block and 2 "iso-triangle units". These 14 Ice Cream Cone blocks are located vertically in four areas of the quilt - you can see them in the different sample quilt tops here.
Numbers shown in the block above indicate the fabrics used in each.
See the fabric layout page for more information.
For each block you will need 9 - 4.5" units:
(the numbers in the block indicate the fabric numbers)
6 unit squares 4.5" solid fabrics: 2 in Fabric #10, 4 in Fabric #8
2 "iso triangle" units in Fabrics 5 & 9
1 4-X block in Fabrics 5 & 7
You will be making 14 blocks so all units will be multiplied by 14.
1. Cutting "just squares" for the 4 blocks
From Fabric #10 - cut 28, Fabric #8 - cut 56 all 4.5" x 4.5 " squares
"Iso Triangle" Units - 28 total
I am showing two ways to make these units: either by Paper Piecing or by Rotary Cutting from strips. Take your choice - see this page for how to do these.
You will make 28 "triangle" units (2 for each of 14 blocks).
3. 4-X Units - 14 total
This is the unit in the very center of the block, see several methods for making this unit piece here.
You now have all the 4.5" units needed to assemble the 14 Ice Cream Cone blocks. Lay your pieces out so that you can assemble the block in rows of 3 units each as shown in the blocks diagrams, press, then sew the 3 rows together.
With a quilter's square ruler, trim the blocks to be 12.5 inches x 12.5 inches.
You have finished Block Eight.
I've received some photos of the blocks in progress and will post them - please send more to keep the ones I've received company!
- email to me at quilting -at- equilters.com.
copyright 2006 - Susan Druding
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