I knew it was going to be hot today. I wondered what quilt block I could make to represent heat. I thought of doing a sun, but I was not inspired.
While checking out a few of my favorite blogs on the web, I came across a perfect hot weather block at Sophie Junction in her post titled Popsicle Quilt Blocks
. The best news was that it was a free block from Quiltmaker
for a Project Linus quilt called Lotsa Pops
I reduced their 6-inch block to a 4-inch paper piecing foundation for my personal use. The popsicles looked like Creamsicles to me. I used to love those frozen treats with ice cream inside. I could not decide whether to make my all time favorite – orange, or my second place choice – raspberry. I had the perfect fabrics for both of them in my stash. Naturally, I made two. I can save one of them for National Creamsicle Day on August 14.
Click on the small diagram below and you will go to a PDF from Quiltmaker
to print out your own pattern.
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