Beginner Class and Ice Cream Cones!


I was away last week, as it is Spring Break in our part of the world, and we took a drive down to Winnipeg to visit family and friends. I also spent a day at a beautiful quilt shop in Winkler, MB called Road 17 N and taught a beginner piecing class using our Highway 10 Designs pattern City Slicker.  I had 8 wonderful students and they all got a great start on this quilt top.    As I was driving to Winkler I realized I forgot my camera, I was so mad at myself!  So I do not have any pictures to share of the class or the students with a finished block to show their fabric choices,  I just have the blocks I used as my samples.  I’m making a scrappy batik version of this quilt, its a great way to use up leftover 2 1/2” strips from all my batik projects.


Before I left on our trip I had put together a baby quilt from Ice Cream Cone blocks that I won at our guild meeting in February.    At our guild meetings we like to teach a quilt block and then ask members to make two out of scraps and bring those blocks back to the guild next month.   We then use half the blocks to make a comfort quilt that we donate to a local charity and the other half we have a draw and a lucky member wins the blocks.  So I won 21 blocks and then made a scrapy single Irish chain setting blocks to highlight them.  Once I had all the setting blocks made I thought they might be too bright and distract from the cones so posted a picture on IG and was reassured that the blocks worked just fine.  Whew!


The Ice Cream Cone block was a pattern from Project Linus called Single Scoop and one our guild uses a lot for baby quilts.  You can download the paper piecing instructions for ‘Single Scoop’ here, or you can find it in the January/Feb 2006 issue of Quiltmaker magazine.   We gave the members the cone fabric so that is why the all match so well.  I might still add a border but need to find fabric for that.


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