Cupcake Quilt Block
Hi, my name is Lisa and I am a quilt block designing addict. Seriously, it is so fun. Sometimes frustrating (this block took me five failure block trials before tweaking it to just how i like it) but mostly just plain ol’ fun. My oldest daughter, Mallory, and I love to bake. However, my husband and baby girl have food allergies, so we try not to bake too often. It’s not so fun when half the family is tortured by having yummy things in the house they can’t partake of. Here’s a yummy cupcake I can whip up any ol’ time I feel like it.
Cupcake Quilt Block Cutting List
- Frosting: (1) 2½′ × 5½″ × 5½″
- Cupcake Wrapper: (1) 2½′ × 5½″ × 5½″
- Candle: (1) 1″ × 2″
- Candle Flame: (1) 1″ × 1½″
- (2) 2″ squares
- (2) 1½″ squares
- (4) ¾″ squares
- (2) 3″ x 2¾″
- (2) 2″ x 5½″
- (2) 2″ x 10″
**All seam allowances are ¼″
Let’s get started.
Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner across all of your square background blocks. Place your 2″ squares on the bottom corners of your cupcake wrapper fabric and your 1½″ squares on the top corners of your frosting fabric. Sew on your drawn lines.
Trim to ¼″ seam allowance.
Sew the two blocks together as shown above.
Now we will be making our flame. You’ll need your yellow flame rectangle and the four ¾″ background squares we drew lines across. Place your flame rectangle with the longest edge vertical. Place two of your ¾″ squares on the top edge and the opposite bottom edge with your drawn lines touching the outsides edges. Sew across your drawn lines.
Trim your seam allowance and press open. Now lay your last two ¾″ squares on the two corners that are still yellow. Sew, trim, and press.
Once your flame is finished, take your candle and sew the two together. The flame on top of your candle. Press open.
Take your 3″ × 2¾″ background pieces and sew them on both sides of your candle. Press open.
Sew your completed candle row on top of the cupcake wrapper and frosting that we previously sewed together. Make sure you have your candle right side up and that the cupcake wrapper is positioned on the bottom before sewing them together.
Now all we have left to do is add the border. Sew the 2″ x 5½″ borders on the top and bottom of your block. Press open.
Add your final borders to the sides, press open, and you are done!
Hope you love this little cupcake with a personality as much as I do.
When I took a quilting class from Liz and Elizabeth from Simple Simon, Elizabeth mentioned having a birthday quilt. Each member of the family gets to have the quilt on their bed for the week of their birthday — something just to make their birthday that much more special. I thought that was a fabulous idea and am going to make my own birthday quilt out of these cupcake blocks (I have half of them done). I’ll post the full instructions for the quilt soon if you’d like to sew along and make a birthday quilt, too.