Popsicle Picnic - A FREE Quilt Block Pattern!

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

It's time for another round of Quilt Block Mania! This month, quilt bloggers from around the web are sharing FREE patterns for picnic or BBQ quilt blocks!

The hot days of summer mean popsicles in our house of boys, so I knew that would make a fun block this month!

Popsicle Picnic quilt block pattern

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I have a few summer-themed patterns already, so I'm excited to add this one to the mix! (Free sunglasses quilt block, Pineapple Twist quilt pattern, Cotton Candy quilt pattern, a lemon quilt pattern, and even a watermelon quilt pattern!)

The Popsicle Picnic block is made using raw-edge applique, a technique I love!

Popsicle Picnic quilt block pattern

The block would be great for making a summer table runner! Or make a few of the blocks from the designers this month for some fun summer quilty pillows!

A popsicle quilted table runner

For my version, I used solid fabrics from my stash. I love using Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 when doing raw-edge applique. The back of the fusible is sticky, so you can move and rearrange your pieces until you're happy with them before ironing!

Solid fabrics for Popsicle Picnic quilt block pattern

I used my light pad (HERE is one if you don't have one!) to trace the shapes from the pattern, and since I planned to cut out the center of the fusible on the large popsicle pieces, I used that space for the other shapes!

Using a light pad for raw edge applique

In case you weren't sure what my favorite color is... My mini Oliso iron coordinated perfectly with the block!

Pressing with mini Oliso iron

This block even allowed me to use my new applique fusing mat and pressing sheet!

Applique fusing mat
Applique fusing mat and pressing sheet

Once fused, I picked out some matching (or at least pretty close!) colors of 50wt Aurifil thread. I used #6725 Moondust for the popsicle sticks, #2425 Bright Pink and #2530 Blossom Pink for the pink popsicle, and #5006 Light Turquoise and #2810 Turquoise for the turquoise popsicle.

Aurifil 50wt threads

I stitched around each piece to secure it to the background square. I love the look the stitches add!

Raw edge applique

Here's a peek behind the seams!

Popsicle Picnic quilt block pattern

Isn't your mouth watering just looking at the pictures?! You could have strawberry, cherry, lime, grape, lemonade...

Popsicle Picnic quilt block pattern

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I can't wait to see what you make with this block!

Be sure to check out all of the FREE picnic and BBQ themed blocks from the other Quilt Block Mania designers!

Picnic and BBQ themed quilt blocks

Popsicle Picnic quilt block pattern


  1. Thank you for so generously sharing your pattern. It is really cute!

  2. this is a cute pattern. thanks for sharing. i agree this would be a wonderful summery table runner

  3. Adorable from a fruity popsicle lover.


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