Snapshots Quilt-Along Mini Quilt Block 6

Snapshots Quilt Along Mini Quilt Block 6 │Out of the Blue Quilts

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.

Snapshots Quilt Along Mini Quilt Block 6 │Out of the Blue Quilts

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.

Snapshots Quilt Along Mini Quilt Block 6 │Out of the Blue Quilts

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.

Snapshots Quilt Along Mini Quilt Block 6 │Out of the Blue Quilts

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.

Snapshots Quilt Along Mini Quilt Block 6 │Out of the Blue Quilts

Snapshots Quilt Along Mini Quilt Block 6 │Out of the Blue Quilts

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.

Snapshots Quilt Along Mini Quilt Block 6 │Out of the Blue Quilts

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!

Snapshots Quilt Along Mini Quilt Block 6 │Out of the Blue Quilts

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.

Snapshots Quilt Along Mini Quilt Block 6 │Out of the Blue Quilts

 

 

8 thoughts on “Snapshots Quilt-Along Mini Quilt Block 6

  1. OMG Sondra, the rick rack is adorable on this set…I so enjoy your blog and minis. I don’t get time to look thru and post as often as I want to but love subscribing to you and seeing all the goodies. Chris from Texas

    1. Chris, thanks so much! I’ve watched all the other Snapshot quilters adding such cute embellishments on previous blocks that I had to jump in and do it, too!

  2. So thankful that you are sharing the mini version of the snapshot quilt along with all of us. Yours are all so adorable.

  3. Thank you so much for this adorable mini…..these are so darn cute! Will you do the back for us and the camera too? Oh boy this is so much fun :0)

    Thank you and Happy Sewing

  4. Hello, i love that you are doing these minis there so helpful in the quilt I’m making, i was wondering when will you be releasing the bike and the camera x

    1. Hi Millie! I am releasing the camera today as part of the backing!! The bike won’t be released until August, and I believe the hot air balloon releases tomorrow, so I will be working on it’s mini version this week. Lots to come this week for our minis – backing, camera, hot air balloon, finishing instructions…lots of sewing to do!

  5. I also use adhesive for my ric-rac, but I use a thin line of Elmer’s glue! It’s SO much faster than having to cut and iron-on the adhesive, AND THEN iron the ric-rac onto a block – you just do it in one step with the Elmer’s! Absolutely LOVING these minis, and I can’t thank you enough for taking the time, effort and beautiful photographs of the process. I’m so excited to have found your blog (although I’m late to the party). I followed along with FQS’s quilt, and LOVED making it, but it’s quite time-consuming. I’m incredibly excited to try the mini!!! Many, many thanks for all your work!

    1. I love this idea! I know Elmer’s is washable and dries clear, so it probably would be so much quicker. I’m going to try this out on some pin cushions I’m making. I don’t have any other current projects going that I could incorporate ric-rac into at the moment, and I want to try it now before I forget. Thank you so much for all your feedback! I have loved making the minis (and now I’m doing the “Big Blocks”), but I must admit it wouldn’t be nearly as fun doing them alone. I really like seeing what everyone else makes and posts on social media.

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