Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Ice Cream Cones for QBM!

This post was updated November 2022.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

orange red yellow green ice cream cones


Food is the theme for this month's Quilt Block Mania block. My food choice is ice cream, especially as Ice Cream Cones, as it's a universal favorite. Really, who can resist an Ice Cream Cone, especially on a hot summer day!

Personally, I'm a big fan of sherbet, with orange and lemon at the top of my list. I'd love to dive into a full carton of orange sherbet, though these days it's hard to find just a single flavor. Usually, they pair orange with raspberry and either lemon or lime. Not a big fan of the raspberry, so I'll just scoop out what I want and leave the raspberry behind!

In designing this block, I got lucky that the Design Seeds palette of produced hues works perfectly for cones of sherbet. I think I did pretty good putting all but one of the colors in, taking the liberty of adding brown for the cones.

This block, along with all the other food blocks my fellow quilt designers came up with, will make for a very fun food-themed quilt!

And here's the links to view and download those too. Keep in mind that these are free for a limited time, as the designers reserve the right to offer the blocks for sale after the initial one-month free period.

Hot Dog Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Corn off the Cob Quilt Block at Scrapdash
Pumpkin Pie by Appliques Quilts and More
Ice Cream Cones by QuiltFabrication
Citrus Wedges by Patti's Patchwork
Peppers at Blue Bear Quilts
Pineapple at Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Strawberry by Mom and Me Quilting Co.
Home for the Holidays by Inquiring Quilter
Red Delicious at Perkins Dry Goods
Pumpkin Quilt Block
Little Lemons by Love Sew Modern
Sew the Carrots Go Round Block at Patchwork Breeze
Cake Quilt Block at Masterpiece Quilting
Avocado at EvaPaige Quilt Designs

My finished 12" x 12" Ice Cream Cones block includes both foundation piecing and applique, both of which are super easy. If you're new to either technique, this is a great block to learn with.

As usual, for one Ice Cream Cones block, fat quarters are all that's needed. The downloadable PDF Ice Cream Cones block pattern is now available in my Etsy shop.

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Such pretty blocks and fabrics. I also love lemon sherbet.

  2. That’s really cute. I love the colors. Who would think carrots and radishes would make such pretty ice cream cones?


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