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This month I'm joining, for the first time, the Quilt Block Mania Blog Hop. Each month the participating designers share a block pattern inspired by the month's theme. The pattern is free for the month! So fun.
This month's theme is "Kitchen". In my kitchen we're baking cupcakes! My appliqué design features a delicious cupcake with sprinkles delivered on the back of a sweet elephant. What little one (or big person) wouldn't love that!
To learn how to get my free pattern, see "Get Free Pattern" at the end of the post. You'll also find the links to the other great participating designers.
So what do you do with this cute applique design? Really, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. But here's an adorable idea... Use it to embellish the pocket on a child's apron.
If you love this as much as I do, you may want to make more than one, or possibly choose a different design. So I have designed a few more options. These patterns are available for purchase in my shop as PDF downloads. Get just one or buy the whole set for a discount. VISIT MY SHOP HERE!
- Start with a purchased kitchen hand towel. The size can vary, it does not need to be exact. Mine measured approximately 18" x 28". I chose to shorten it a bit. I cut 6" off the top edge = 18" x 22", then re-hemmed the edge by turning under 1/2" twice and top stitching.
- Cut 45° angle corners by following the diagram below.
- If you want to add trim to the top of apron, add it now. (I added rick rack trim.)
- Make casing on angle cut edges. Press edge under 1/2". Fold again at marked line and press. Sew close to inside folded edge. This should leave you with an approximately 1" wide casing. See image.
- Add trim to bottom of apron if desired. (I added rick rack trim.)
- Using your preferred appliqué method make appliqué block. My appliqué design will fit on a 10-12" block. For this application I suggest cutting your background to 10½" square.
- Make the pocket by cutting a fabric square the same size as your appliqué block. Lay this square right side together with appliqué block. Sew a 1/4" seam allowance around the square, leaving a 5-6" opening at the bottom. Turn right side out. A chop stick works well to get into the corners. Turn under seam allowance area at bottom opening and press edges flat.
- Place appliqué block pocket approximately 2" from bottom edge and center across width of apron. Pin in place. Top stitch close to edge down one side, across bottom and up other side, leaving top edge unsewn.
- Make apron tie using 1/2" twill trim. You will need 60-70". I used 64". Thread twill up through casing on one side, leave a loop for the neck, then down through casing on the other side. This makes it easily adjustable for any size child.
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Be sure to use the links below to visit all the participating designers to get their free blocks too.
Steaming Pot by Carolina Moore
Spatulas by Inquiring Quilter
Measuring Cup by Inflorescence
Economy Quilt Block by Scrapdash
Rolling Pin Applique by Patchwork Breeze
Hand Mixer by QuiltFabrication
Kitchen Tile by Penny Spool Quilts
Morning Mug by Crafty Staci
Sunny Side Up Diner
Whats For Dinner
Apron & Oven Mitts by Appliques Quilts and More
Broken Dishes by Epida Studio
Hello Cupcake by Colette Belt Designs
Canisters by Chickenscratch
Fish supper by Flowerdogandco
Stand Mixer by Oh Kaye Quilting
Let Them Eat Cake!