Monday, August 27, 2012

Using Texts Fabric Part # 2

Paper Pieced Blocks with Text   Block #2  - Continued 

After making the Rosebud paper pieced block, I wanted to find another block to make.  
I looked through all of my fabric stash to get inspired.  And then I saw some Riley Blake fabric with text (French words) .  One print involved ice cream cones!  All I had to do was find the perfect ice cream cone paper pieced pattern.   That is when I ran across this awesome blog called Annie's Musings !  Annie designed this cute ice cream cone block, and used it in many ways for her creations.  The pattern is found in a  post as a  guest tutorial on Sew We Quilt .com, where she teaches how to paper piece an ice cream cone pattern.   This explanation is so clear and helpful . I highly recommend it to anyone starting paper piecing!
I used Paris & Company by My Minds Eye, Riley Blake Designs, and some Wellesley Dots Gold, and some stash fabric to make my ice cream cone block with text~

                                          French Ice Cream Cone
Best of all,  it is calorie free!

My ice cream block sat on my table for a few weeks, until I saw the Quiet Play Practically Paper Piecing Blog Hop.   You can go on over to Quiet Play and see the list of blogs during August, where they show beautiful ways to use their orphan blocks ( single blocks not used in a quilt, for example) .
I decided how  to use this  ice cream cone block, and  to make a second block with slightly different flavored ice creams.  Then I got my  241 Bag  pattern out , designed by Anna Graham of .  The blocks nearly fit the patterns for the front and back of the bag!  All I had to do was piece together  some of the trimmed-off  material (where there were curves) back to  the bottoms of the pattern  to make it a bit wider!  

           Voila!  My French Ice Cream Cone  241 Tote Bag!

I added a zipper inside pocket, and pieced the scraps together for 2 inside slip pockets, for plenty of organization inside.    

I find that the more things I paper piece, the more I love doing it!  It takes patience,  and a  thread ripper, but it sure 'grows on you!!'  

Welcome!  to visitors who are hopping in from the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party  with Giveaways!  You can enter a comment on my  previous post for  a chance to win my giveaway!     I love having a handy place to look for new blogs to follow! 
                                                    Blog Hop Party

Note-  Part 1  of this blog post came out the same night, but is listed as an older post, .  More paper piecing on that post!

I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Okay, the block is totally cute. But that bag is just awesome! What a fantastic way to use the blocks! LOVE!

  2. I agree, the bag is awesome. I love your pieced ice cream cone, but the ice cream cone fabric makes it!! Beautiful!

  3. Wow Susie, you're on fire. Love the way you've incorporated the ice-cream block into a bag. I have never tried paper piecing - I think you have just tempted me in.

  4. Such an awesome bag! It looks so great!

  5. Calorie free!!!! Lol Love that bag!! I will make sure to check out that paper pieced tutorial too. Thanks for sharing it!


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