Cupcake Quilt Block
Happy New Year! I'm back with Quilt Block Mania and we're celebrating the new year with a dessert buffet.
This month I have a Cupcake quilt block for you and, as always, it will be free for you to download the whole month. Just scroll down to the signup form and you'll get the pattern sent straight to your email inbox.
Like all my Quilt Block Mania blocks, the Cupcake quilt block is foundation paper pieced. It's a beginner-friendly pattern that will work for anyone with an FPP pattern or two under their belt. The simple design is perfect to show off a fun print for the paper cup, or sprinkles on the icing.
Here are a couple of variations to kick start your imagination.
How about some chocolate buttercream on top? It's my personal favourite.
And if you prefer more cake and less icing, feel free to change the colour of the bottom layer of icing to something like chocolate or vanilla and make the cake poke out of the paper cup.
If you are new to foundation paper piecing, I wrote an FPP tutorial for the Clover blog to help you get started with the technique. It's a full photo tutorial and comes with a free, simple pine tree block to get you started.
If you just need to gain a little more quilty confidence, I have a few patterns in the shop that make perfect starter blocks to warm up with before diving in to the more complicated blocks. Check out the Twisted Log Cabin, Popsicle, and Ice Cream Bar blocks to dip your toes in, or the Festive Forest table runner.
*Quilt Block Mania blocks are free to download for the duration of the month they were designed for. After that, they are available in the pattern shop.
Don't forget to check out all the other quilt blocks for the month, too!
Jelly Roll Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Birthday Layer Cake by Crafty Staci
Ice Cream by Inquiring Quilter
Thumbprint Cookie at Inflorescence
Cupcake Block by BoBerry Design Co.
Cakestand by Scrapdash
Rocket Pop at Sugar Sand Quilt Co.
Banana Split by QuiltFabrication
Guava Empanadas by Paleofish Designs
Butter Dominoes at Patti's Patchwork
Cupcake by Penny Spool Quilts
Macarons at Lovingly, Lissa
Ice Cream Cone at The (not so) Dramatic Life
Rainbow Gelatin by Patchwork Breeze
Sherbet Pop by The Quilting Room with Mel
Peppermint by Katie Mae Quilts
Smarties By Sally's Sewing Circle
Cake on Stand
Cherry Pie by Flowerdog Designs
Raspberry Cheesecake block by Blue Bear Quilts