Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mini-Cupcake Quilt

I spent my Saturday evening reading through Learn To Applique With Pat Sloan and Teapots 2 to Applique by Kay Mackenzie.

Have you ever listened to a lecture, or begun a project only to realize that you don't even know enough to know where to begin or what questions you need to ask?

That's how I felt after all my watching and reading. All that information was a bit overwhelming so I decided dump all the directions and jump right in and mess about with a practice quilt ~ a Mini Cupcake Quilt.

I started with a framed background of black with white dots. I was going for something rather freeform and organic.

I added some simple quilting and a few cupcake shapes.

I used raw edge shapes with a satin stitch. I also did a small bit of decorative stitching on the cupcake cup.

Finally, I topped the cupcake with a red button cherry. I did a very simple self binding, I wasn't really sure I would finish off the quilt at all actually.

The back shows my applique outline. I'm not sure if machine applique is supposed to show the outline on the back or not. The whole Mini-Quilt is approx. 5 inches square.

Now that I've done a bit on my own, next I'll follow the directions, and work on technique.




audreypawdrey said...

It is cute! I like the way it shows on the back as well. It seems that if you didn't want the back to show you could applique before adding the batting and backing, but I like the back as it is!:) I am learning by watching you so keep it coming!

clare's craftroom said...

I love that , you've done really well . I like it showing at the back .

wonderwoman said...

i just love cupcakes and yours looks lovely,well done - i sometimes feel that jumping in head first is the best way!


whoopdedoo_5 said...

awesome job! you are doing great! :)

Jane Moxey said...

Cute cupcake! Good for you for jumping in to the applique game. I too like the stitches on the back. Hey how about drawing a cupcake on a plainer piece of fabric and just satin stitch on your drawn outline??? Then you'd be working towards a dozen cupcakes! Plus you could try some hand applique of that design as well... hint, hint! It's a Series in the making LOL.

Linda said...

Cute little quilt. I like the small quilts that can be hung up. Linda


Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Cupcakes and teapots - what could be better???