Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet and Fat Quarter shop are celebrating a year since the publication of Lori's Quilty Fun book with cutting instructions for a free birthday block which you may have seen popping up on Instagram, blogs etc. This is my version- I added a little flame to the candle too!
I went for saturated colours and a bright background- Michael Miller cotton couture in turquoise. The little flame addition was a mix of a little Y seam and then paper pieced, fiddly but I like the effect.
The download is cutting instructions only- its easy to assemble if you are familiar with Lori's easy techniques like easy corner triangle which she covers in Quilty Fun and in her blog tutorials.
For UK and non USA people looking for the book, it is available here at Kaleidoscope quilting and books. Its an easy block to make, I cut mine out and laid it as the diagram on a tray and then worked my way through the main sections of the cake. It would make a lovely block for a first birthday baby quilt too!