It’s time for Quilt Block Mania and this month’s theme is dessert. There are some great quilt blocks this month and the best part about all of these blocks? They are calorie-free! You can make all of them and not gain an ounce. lol Like most months I attempt to use the theme to shed a little light on me as a person and this month I made one of my favorite desserts when I was a kid, sherbet pops! The sherbet pop quilt block is based on the current packaging, kids get options today not just orange.
You will notice this year that my finished quilt blocks will look different from my drawings for small projects like Quilt Block Mania. I’ve been doing some sorting and cleaning and realized that I need to use up some of this fabric. I don’t have a lot of yardage in the quilting room so for big projects I can still buy new fabric. The graphics will still be done in fabrics you can go purchase in case you don’t have a huge stash.
If you are wondering what I am talking about when I say Sherbet Pops you might know them as Push Up pops. That’s the brand name but since I can’t use the brand name for my quilt block name I settled with a generic sherbet pop thought I based the quilt block on the box that is found at the grocery store.
These were a favorite of mine and it was always a treat when they were in the freezer. Grandma always had a quart of ice cream or a box of Drumsticks in the freezer. Mom of course couldn’t stop grandma from having ice cream most nights, a tradition she would carry on until she passed away, but she could keep me from eating ice cream every night. I would get a Drumstick from time to time but usually, there was some sort of fruit pop in the freezer for me. I still like the Outshine bars today but occasionally a box of Push-Ups or Bomb Pops would show up and I couldn’t be happier.
So I thought it would be super simple to pick up a box of these but that proved to be harder than I expected. I checked both Walmart and Target but they only had store brands and I knew those wouldn’t look like my inspiration. Paul indulged my craziness by stopping at every store in three counties while we were on our way home the other day. I finally found them at Dollar General, 5 miles from my house. I should have started there. lol
Supplies For Sherbet Pop Quilt Block
You can get by with scraps for this block, the biggest piece you will need is the green background with a 4 1/4″ strip by 18″. The pattern does call for fat quarters if you need or want to purchase fabric for this quilt block. All of the fabrics in the graphics come from QT Fabrics Color Blend line.
Background – light green – QT Fabrics Color Blend Celedon
Tubes – dark red/orange – QT Fabrics Color Blend Fiesta Orange
Cherry Sherbet – dark pink – QT Fabrics Color Blend Azalea
Grape Sherbet – purple – QT Fabrics Color Blend Grape
Orange Sherbet – orange – QT Fabrics Color Blend Carrot
Sticks – gray – QT Fabrics Color Blend Ash
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Other Needed Supplies
Constructing The Sherbet Pop Quilt Block
This quilt block uses straight-forward piecing and it goes together very quickly. No seams match up so press seams the way that works best for you. I press toward the largest piece, the sticks for example are pressed toward the background since they are so narrow.
In the pattern, you’ll notice that I say sew background piece blah to the right side of this piece. Of course, we always sew the right sides together but what I mean is sew it to the right-hand side of the piece. The illustrations show that but just in case you aren’t a visual learner I wanted you to know what I was trying to convey.
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Quilt Block Mania
This block is in conjunction with the Quilt Block Mania blog hop. Please take a moment and visit my quilty friends and snag their block this month. There are a lot of great dessert-themed quilt blocks this month. Just look at these great blocks?
Jelly Roll Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Birthday Layer Cake by Crafty Staci
Ice Cream by Inquiring Quilter
Thumbprint Cookie at Inflorescence
Cupcake Block by BoBerry Design Co.
Cakestand by Scrapdash
Rocket Pop at Sugar Sand Quilt Co.
Banana Split by QuiltFabrication
Guava Empanadas by Paleofish Designs
Butter Dominoes at Patti’s Patchwork
Cupcake by Penny Spool Quilts
Macarons at Lovingly, Lissa
Ice Cream Cone at The (not so) Dramatic Life
Rainbow Gelatin by Patchwork Breeze
Sherbet Pop by The Quilting Room with Mel
Peppermint by Katie Mae Quilts
Smarties By Sally’s Sewing Circle
Cake on Stand
Cherry Pie by Flowerdog Designs
Raspberry Cheesecake block by Blue Bear Quilts