‘From Louise’s Garden’ Sew Along Block #9

Dear Friends,

Grandma Louise must have liked experimenting, aka auditioning ice cream recipes.   There are numerous ice cream recipes in her journal.  Did you notice the ice cream recipe along with the cherry cake in last week’s photo?   What would Grandma think of the selection of ice creams, gelatos and yogurts in the frozen section of your local grocery store?  And all those frozen treats, too!  But, I must say, there is no substitute for the unique sweet taste of homemade ice cream!  Aunt Lottie's ice creamI remember Grandma Louise’s younger sister Lottie, she always had a jar of homemade cookies on her counter.  In Grandma’s recipe journal I found an ice cream recipe from Aunt Lottie.  I’m thinking this 4th of July weekend would be the perfect time to give it a try. I wonder what Grandma Louise would have added to Lottie’s ice cream recipe to ‘moose it up’ back then.




Finished Block 4-1/2″

Cutting for one block:

from light background cut 2 | 2-1/2″ squares

from medium #1 cut 2 | 2-3/4″ squares, cut twice on the diagonal

from medium #2 cut 2 | 2-1/2″ squares

from dark #1 cut 1 | 2″ square for block center

from dark #2 cut 2 | 2-3/4″ squares, cut twice on the diagonal

Using the 2 light and 2 medium #2 squares, make 4 half-square triangle units.  Square these units to 2″ square.

Using the medium #1 triangles and the dark #2 triangles, make 4 quarter-triangle units.  These units should measure 2″ square.

Using the photo for placement, stitch block units together.

I hope you have a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend,