This one is for all of you who wanted to share add some "cupcake-y" goodness to your quilts! Oh, how I do love these fun little cupcakes!
You might notice these are a bit different than the ones I originally posted – and a lot cuter, I think. I have no idea how this happened, but somehow I did not save the original pattern in EQ7! So, here is a new and improved cupcake ;)!
I want to be honest with you girls – these are difficult to sew. There are a lot of "wonky" angles, and you have to match up the seams on those angles, too. On top of that, pressing in opposite directions to match up those seams, seems to shrink the seams pressed inward toward the cupcake, while the seams pressed out remain the correct length (so I spent quite a bit of time with my seam ripper and "adjusting" to line things up). And, my cupcakes are 4 ½" each (for our 9" finished blocks)!
So, for those who love a challenge (and all things mini ;), you can download the 3" finished "Patchwork Cupcake" block diagram and templates HERE!
For this size, make 4 cupcakes and stitch them together as shown above.
For those of you who don't want to work with such small pieces, but still want to add some "cupcake-y" goodness to your quilts, you can download the 6" finished "Patchwork Cupcake" block HERE!
And, your block will be one, larger sized cupcake ;)!
I think either way would be darling!
I hope you all enjoy making these fun little cupcakes, and if you do, I hope you'll e-mail me a picture or tag me on Instagram so I can see your yummy blocks!
P.S. Here are a few tips to make sewing these blocks a little easier:
1. The dark black lines on the templates are your sewing lines, so do not cut your templates or fabric on these. The lighter, outside gray lines are the cutting lines.
2. Take your time in neatly cutting out your templates and fabric (it will make all of the difference). I like to use freezer paper templates for accuracy – see my "Vintage Apron Pattern" for details.
3. Study the diagram and break the block down into sections to sew.
4. Many of these patterns have "wonky" angles and they were originally designed for a larger sized block for Kate's and my Farm Girl quilts, making them much more challenging in these smaller versions. So, just have fun with these and don't worry about perfection (I promise they'll still be super cute ;).