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.|
|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.