Although I have participated in the Quilt Block Mania for a couple of years, I kind of fell off the wagon in 2022. I have recommitted for 2023 and here is the first block!
In case you are new to Quilt Block Mania, it is a FREE program that gives us quilt designers a theme for each month. We design a 12″ (finished) quilt block and provide it FREE for at least one month. We are also supposed to link to all the other designers so it is easy for you to jump around and get the blocks that you want.
This month’s theme is : DESSERT.
How could I NOT participate????
My block features a cake on a cake stand. You may not know, but I have a thing about cake stands. . . I probably own 7-8 of them and I rarely make cakes anymore. I also love milk glass so that is why I made the stand white. Please feel fee to re-color your block to fit your needs!!!
This is a Foundation Paper Pieced Pattern. If you haven’t ever done FPP, it is pretty easy and you will end up with beautifully near-perfect blocks. You will waste a bit more fabric than with traditional piecing, but there’s a lot less quilty math and measuring involved!
There are all sorts of FPP tutorials online. I have one, but feel free to search for others as well!
This block pattern is no longer free, but it is available for only $2.99 in my Etsy Shop and The Shoppe. You need to understand FPP- there are no directions, just the pattern.
Jelly Roll Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Birthday Layer Cake by Crafty Staci
Ice Cream by Inquiring Quilter
Thumbprint Cookie at Inflorescence
Cupcake Block by BoBerry Design Co.
Cakestand by Scrapdash
Rocket Pop at Sugar Sand Quilt Co.
Banana Split by QuiltFabrication
Guava Empanadas by Paleofish Designs
Butter Dominoes at Patti’s Patchwork
Cupcake by Penny Spool Quilts
Macarons at Lovingly, Lissa
Ice Cream Cone at The (not so) Dramatic Life
Rainbow Gelatin by Patchwork Breeze
Sherbet Pop by The Quilting Room with Mel
Peppermint by Katie Mae Quilts
Smarties By Sally’s Sewing Circle
Cake on Stand
Cherry Pie by Flowerdog Designs
Raspberry Cheesecake block by Blue Bear Quilts