Hey y’all! Hope you had a fabulous weekend and all of the moms out there had a very happy Mother’s Day.
Today kicks off the first day of the Summer Sampler Sew Along. It’s a three week, 9 block, paper piecing series here on my blog. I’m excited to share these patterns with you. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday there will be a new pattern for you to try.
All the blocks in the series are centered around summertime sweet treats. I have such a sweet tooth and summer just seems to bring out the best in tasty treats.
All of the blocks are 6″ x 6″ finished and are perfect for a mini quilt but don’t let that hamper your creativity! You can take any of these designs and work them into a pillow, a table runner, a banner and more.
Each pattern comes with a few paper piecing tips, the pattern pieces and when necessary, a map for the layout. Directions are not included in the pattern but tips will be given during this sew along.
Print your pattern pieces at 100%.
1.5 yards background fabric (This is my best guess. I am using scraps.)
5-6 coordinating fat quarters for the blocks
ruler with a 1/4″ marking – (optional but highly recommended: a small Add-A-Quarter Ruler)
thread (I recommend Coats and Clark Paper Piecing Thread)
First up is the Popsicle Pattern.
A double popsicle is doubly delicious on a hot day.
This block is made with Timeless Treasures Sketch fabric in Candy and the background is Kona Ash.
Start by cutting out your pattern sections. Do not cut away the seam allowance.
You will need to cut the two side pieces from your background fabric.
Label your sections with the colors for each part.
You need enough fabric to cover the patter sections and the seam allowance. Obviously this is an exaggeration but you get the idea.
Sew your sections in the numbered order.
Your piece should look something like this once the section is complete.
Trim the excess along the dashed line.
Lay out your pattern pieces and sew the sections together, pressing after each one. Sew the top and bottom to the middle. Press.
When adding the side pieces, use a scant 1/4″ seam.
Ta-da! Your popsicle is complete! Now, once you make your block, please add it to the Ellison Lane Flickr group. I can’t wait to see your interpretations!