2015 Finish #8 – Domestic Diva Cupcakes

I made this quilt at least 2 summers ago.  This is a really quick quilt to put together.  It is from the Modern Basics by Amy Ellis.


The block is really simple, you make the same block and turn it 90 degrees or 180 degrees to create the pattern.

The apron fabric print says “Don’t mess with my apron strings”


When I decided to bring a 2nd quilt to my long arm appointment on President’s Day, my options were limited by time and ambition.  In an effort to save time, I thought about using minkee instead of cotton yardage.  I thought it would be easier than matching up the patterns on the cotton fabric.  In the meantime, I dug out what was left of my Domestic Diva stash.  I found a surprise… it was the pieced backing that I had made years ago when I made the quilt top.  Dilemma solved – the lazy way!  I sewed the zippers on and called it good.   (After all that work… I realized the next morning, that the 2nd long arm machine doesn’t need zippers.)

Lucy, the owner of O2b Quilting, was kind enough to help get this quilt loaded and set up to quilt.  This was a tremendous help being I had a dr. appointment at 12:45.  I still struggle gauging how much time sewing and quilting takes.

Lucy purchased this cupcake pattern from digitech patterns to use on the quilt.  She already had a cupcake pattern, but it had daisies.  My quilt had roses on there.  Would have much rather had just the frosted cupcake.


Lucy also picked out a perfect thread color too!  She said I should grab Superior Thread’s 425 color.  It was a perfect brown for the top and had a matching medium brown for the backing.  I usually buy an extra bobbin of the same color to use when I put the binding on. I machine bind the binding so I use the same thread to blend it to the long arming


You can see the cupcake pattern on the quilt top!

IMG_2896I had to leave before the quilt was done, but Lucy helped a girl out!  I picked up the quilts a few days later.

Binding:  Had to go with the stripes!  I went straight grain binding versus bias binding.  I attempted to make bias binding, but the strips were going in alternate directions.  I folded them up and recut the binding.



Here is a quick shot of putting the binding on.



A completed quilt!



Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts’ Finish It Up Friday!  Thanks for hosting Amanda Jean!

Another 2015 APQ’s UFO Challenge Finish:  APQ’s UFO Challenge 2015 pg 2

Thanks APQ for helping keeping me on track and challenging me to finish up neglected projects!

About My Pieced Life

I am in love with all things quilting. My sewing room has many works-in-progress and a large stash of fabric. I have big plans and lots of ideas of creations I would like to make. My wonderful husband supports my obsession and Carson, my Australian terrier, keeps me company while I sew.
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One Response to 2015 Finish #8 – Domestic Diva Cupcakes

  1. So pretty, it’s making me hungry!

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