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Monday, March 14, 2011

A Cupcake Quilt Block should Look Chocolatey--Don't you think?

What a pleasant surprise to get home today and find that Anne and Dandelion and Daisy are new followers. Welcome. I hope I live up to your expectations!

I was away most of the weekend, so I did not do much sewing. Before I left early Saturday morning, I did make a couple of new cupcake star blocks.  I changed the four double-point blocks to something wider and added a dark chocolate color for the center point.  I like this better.
On the next star, I changed the center cupcake block. I used the dull polka-dot fabric for the smaller inside square and then made the large square in the same dark chocolate swirl fabric.

This one has my favorite cupcake. I love the cherry on top.

I do need three 12-inch cupcake stars for the table runner.  I tried the striped cupcake block (the one that Patti correctly identified as for the "younger at heart", which I took to mean more whimsical). 


I like the whimsy, but it just won't go with this runner, so I will have to make another cupcake center.  I think I will be able to use the skinner points as I want the center block to be different than the other two.  I plan to use a bit of the dark chocolate to tie the center block in with the two ends.

 I decided to finish the 5 four-inch sections needed to complete the center before I post this.  I am watching 'Cupcake Wars' on FoodTV as I sew. How appropriate is that? LOL.

Here is the new center:

 Now I will put in even more of the chocolate brown with the last four sections:
Much better!  I am  happy that I could salvage the double point blocks as they take a little more time to make.

So here are all the sections (not yet sewn together) as well as as the beginning of a  YUM banner:
I feel pretty good about getting this much done today!

5 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love these blocks! Is there a pattern? Did you use a Tri Recs ruler? You did a great job on these blocks. Like your color choices too!

Zoey said...

Thanks, WMQ,
No, I have no pattern and did not use a ruler. These are paper-pieced. I just selected blocks from
Simply Sensational Nine Patch Stars by Carol Doaks. I use that book all the time. It came with a CD so I can print out just the size I need for a project.

Thanks again for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.



Zoey

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

so cute!! the purple really sets it off.

Chris said...

Num - Chocolate is my favorite color! :)

Jody said...

The cupcakes are just wonderful! You are multi-talented, Zoey! And yes, I think that I will try to grow the dahlias in pots this season! Thanks for the inspiration!

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