23 April 2017

A pretty cupcake Potholder....almost good enough to eat!

A couple of weeks ago I was cutting some 'Spinkles' fabric by Stacy Iest Hsu for a customer order, which got me thinking about cupcakes (as you do!) and before I knew it I had a whole new project on the go...all be it a little one.


I hand drew a simple pattern for the cupcake and then used the interfacing method to create the appliques.  As always I had fun adding all the little 'extra' details..... some lace, which I hand sewed to the cupcake case and then tucked the ends underneath as I appliqued it in place.  A polka dot button for the 'cherry on top' and a little decorative stitching in Aurifil 12wt.  The pattern for the potholder can be found in Sedef's lovely book, Quilt Petite and can be rustled up really quickly.  Would you believe I made this in an evening and then it sat there waiting for the ribbon loop to be sewn on for almost two weeks!  Am I the only one who does this?.....please say no!
This would be another great project for that overflowing scrap basket, but if you fancy making one like mine, I've put together a pretty fabric bundle which includes a FQ of each of the 5 fabrics I used. You can find this on the website HERE

The 12wt thread I used can be found HERE and I had 50wt Aurifil in Muslin #2311 in machine which I used for both the piecing and quilting, you can find that HERE.

and for pretty lace, take a peek HERE.

Quilt Petite by Sedef Imer can be found HERE.

I hope that you've had a lovely weekend full of Happy Stitches!

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty, I have a granddaughter that would love that. She enjoys baking so much and is very good at it. Says that when she grows up she wants to be a nurse and own a bakery :)

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