When Tess was born, I bought the quilt pattern Ode to a Cupcake. I had planned to make the quilt for her first birthday. She's 3 1/2 now. I've learned that quilting plans never go as planned. We call Tess our little cupcake and this quilt is perfect for her. I love these simple little applique squares. It's absolutely adorable!
A few months ago, my husband, who supports and encourages all of my very expensive hobbies, bought a new-to-me Janome 10000 Embroidery sewing machine. As much as I wanted to learn how to use this new machine, I was also terrified of it. My best friend has this machine and the embroidery makes her quilts even better. So, my new machine sat in its case while I continued to use my mom's Bernina for piecing my quilts. On Tuesday, Stephanie walked me through my first embroidery applique square! Instead of using the template to piece the cupcake appliques for the quilt, I'm going to use my new machine to embroider cupcake applique. Here's what I did on Monday:
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Clarification: The picture of the cupcake quilt above is the picture of the pattern that I bought. I haven't made the quilt yet. I don't think I was as clear as I could be on that. I'm using embroidery applique to make the cupcake squares. I only have 2 cupcakes squares done right now.