Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cupcake Pillow Wall Hanging

A young friend, graduating from culinary school today, has long been an avid baker participating in competitions and baking amazing decorated cakes and other confections.  The graduation announcement showed a picture of her in her baker's hat at the age of 3 along with one in her current chef garb!
I found and made this paper pieced cupcake block.  Find it here on Craftsy.  This wonderful pattern is designed by Cyrille of Bubblestitch Quilts and graciously offered for free.

I added some borders and instead of using my usual method for FMQ, I checked out Quilt Shop Gals FMQ challenge for April and found this month's expert, Christina Cameli's designs to be fresh and wonderful and chose option 4, which is to use a design from Christina's Blog.  She has so many good ones!
For the center, I used Christina's Tickled design, which is basically swirled "s's" with echoing. The cupcake and penants are allowed to simply pop up a bit.  The blue border design is simply scallops, which Christina also shows a variety of here.  I was pleased to try something new.

Finished Pillow

I added the little triangles to the upper corners before sewing on the binding so the pillow cover could also be a wall hanging if desired.

And here it is hanging on the wall.  I'd taken a picture last night, but this one with the filtered morning light is much better!


 Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Quilt Shop Gal.

11 comments:

DeniseClaire said...

Very pretty and how clever to put the option on to use as a wall hanging.

Can't Stop Stitchin said...

What a cute pillow/ and or wall hanging. Love the way you did the back! It can be an either or use of the quilted piece.
mary

Lara B. said...

Your cupcake pillow is so adorable Sheri. It is the perfect gift for your friend! Love the quilting you did, ala Christina too! You are really good at paper piecing and quilting! Very clever to make the pillow cover so it could also be a wall hanging. I've never seen anyone do that before.

Fiona said...

I love your pillow....
Hugz

Julie @ The Crafty Quilter said...

this is such a cute project, Sheri! I love the FMQ you did and I pinned it for future reference.

Karin said...

Very pretty design and your FMQ is lovely.

Elaine said...

Love that cupcake! well done and I love that quilting,fun!!

Marlene said...

What a perfect gift for your friend. Love how you have quilted it and a great idea to put the hanging triangles on the back.

Raewyn said...

Very nice! I bet your friend will love it! It's great to see how you did the quilting, Christina is inspirational, isn't she?

lcscottage said...

So sweet, and so appropriate and thoughtful a gift for your friend! The swirly quilted background reminds me of swirls in frosted cupcakes...great choice!

legato1958 said...

This is sew delicious and beautiful! Your fabrics are beautiful, and your fancy quilting is such an elegant addition to your pillow! Love it! Your rose to this fmq challenge!!
Susie