Cupcake Block Applique


Often when I’m sitting around doodling, I draw cupcakes. (Second only to my old dog, Fred, doodle wise!) I’m not sure if it’s because they are relatively easy to draw, because I’m hungry, or because they are just so darn cute! Anyway, it only makes sense that it would be one of my first block appliques. Easy to make, and with the popularity of cupcakes today, I’m sure you can find many places to "stick it". As with all other block appliques, this is sized to fit on a 6" x 6" block, but you can enlarge or reduce its size to fit your needs. There are 2 different options for adding the cherry on top. You can either cut out a piece of felt and blanket stitch it on, or like the picture above, use a chain stitch to completely fill in the circle. I started on the outside of the circle and embroidered my way in! I want to make a set of contour clip barrettes for the girls for Easter, and cupcakes will definitely be on a set. I’ll include directions after I make a pair. In the mean time, you can get the directions for the Cupcake Block Applique here. Enjoy!

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  1. I love this cupcake! I want to put this on a bib. Do you think it would be okay to use felt on a bib? I really haven’t worked much with felt before.

    1. The short answer is… you could… but if you do make sure you use a very good quality synthetic felt. You cannot wash wool felt because it can shrink and almost always the colors will run. The synthetic felts can be washed and should be colorfast.
      Having said that, I probably would not choose felt for a bib. Bibs take a lot of abuse. I would be more inclined to use a cotton or a cotton blend. You can still use the same pattern but attach the applique to the bib using a fusible interfacing like Wonder Under.  

  2. Wow! Thanks for sharing your adorable cupcake pattern! I can’t wait to put it on something!

  3. i love this!! i’ve been mia for a few weeks since the holidays, but am getting back into the swing of things. alot to catch up on here! hahah thanks so much kimara!!! 🙂

    1. Nice to have you back! Been lots going on since Christmas and a lot more planned for the Spring! Hope all is peaceful on the home front 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for the cupcake pattern. It worked perfectly as an applique to enhance some store-bought dish towels. I plan to finish the towel this afternoon and will be posting the pictures with a link to your fun pattern.

    You are very generous to share your patterns. Thanks again!

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