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Ice Cream Wall Art

Treat yourself to a foundation-pieced ice cream cone block. Frame it for cool wall decor. Fabrics are from the Artisan Batiks: Prisma Dyes collection by Lunn Studios and Essex Linen collection, both from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

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Inspired by Festive Foundations: Summer from designer Charise Randell

Project tester: Martha Gamm

 

Materials

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

  • Scraps of red, yellow, green, and tan batiks
  • 1⁄3 yard cream linen
  • Lightweight copy paper, tracing paper, or foundation material of your choice
  • Flat head pins
  • Embroidery floss: red
  • Air-soluble marking pen
  • 10"-diameter embroidery hoop
  • 10"-square felt (optional)
  • Add-A-Quarter ruler (addaquarter.com; optional)

 

Finished block: 4-1⁄4 ×10"
Finished size: 10" diameter

 

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Because the blocks are foundation-pieced, fabric pieces are cut larger than necessary. You’ll trim them to the correct sizes after stitching them to a foundation.

 

From red batik, cut:

  • 1—1-1⁄2" square (position A1)

From cream linen, cut:

  • 2—4-1⁄8 ×10-1⁄2" rectangles
  • 2—1-1⁄4 ×12" rectangles
  • 8—1" squares (positions A2–A5, B2, B3, B6, and B7)
  • 2—1-1⁄2 ×3" rectangles (positions A6 and A7)
  • 1—1-3⁄4 ×5-1⁄4" rectangle (position A8)
  • 4—1-1⁄2" squares (positions B4, B8, C3, and C4)
  • 2—2-1⁄2" squares (positions B5 and B9)
  •  2—1-1⁄2 ×4" rectangles (positions C7 and C8)
  • 2—3-1⁄2×6" rectangles (positions C5 and C6)
  • 1—2×5-1⁄4" rectangle (position C9)

From yellow batik, cut:

  • 1—2-1⁄2 ×3-1⁄4" rectangle (position B1)

From green batik, cut:

  • 1—2-1⁄2 ×4-3⁄4" rectangle (position C1)

From tan batik, cut:

  • 1—4-1⁄2 ×5-1⁄2" rectangle (position C2)

 

 

Prepare Foundation Papers

1)    Click on "Download this Project" above for the full-size foundation pattern. Print each foundation section once on foundation material. Be sure to print the sections at 100% or full scale and check the accuracy of printing with the 1"-square guide.

2)    Cut out foundation sections A–C roughly 1⁄4" outside dashed lines to make three foundation papers.

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