Oh my gosh! We are halfway through this quilt, quilt(s), if you’re doing the full size and mini versions. I have to say, though, having been really focusing on cutting sugar, carbs, and processed foods from my diet and losing 35 pounds since February, staring at a giant ice cream sundae forming on my sewing machine was difficult. I’m a very visual person. I see food I like, I want to eat it. Factor in that I’m a complete ice cream fanatic, and it was difficult to stay focused on good eating habits. Plus, I cleaned up my quilt wall, so I got to look at the cake block again from Block 1.
Not sure if you noticed, in the first picture, but I chose stripes for my sundae dish and decided to embellish with some ric rac. Picking out a size and color took me much longer than adding it to the block, especially since I chose white first, then ended up ripping it off and changing to a deep aqua instead.
I’m not sure how everyone else likes to add ric rac, and if you have suggestions please add them to the comments, because I love getting ideas from other people. I kind of cheat, because rather than sewing the ric rac in place, I use ¼” iron-on adhesive to position it.
Next, I align the ric rac using a ruler to eyeball where my quarter inch seam is going to be and how much ric rac will be left on the block.
Once I like the way it looks, I iron it in place, then flip the block over so I can trim it even with the edge of the block, then continue with the instructions as written.
I’m also thinking about adding a button at the top where the cherry is located on the sundae. Not sure who else collects buttons, but you would think I could find a red button that I like to put on the block. Nope. None of these will do. I’ll keep looking!
Thanks again to the Fat Quarter Shop for sharing the Snapshot’s Quilt-Along with all of us! I am in love with the way the instructions are written, right down to which way to press the seams, I love that this supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and I love the camaraderie of sharing with everyone not only on Out of the Blue’s Facebook page, but through the Fat Quarter Shop’s Facebook group Snapshot’s Quilt-Along.