Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Quilty Fun Birthday Block

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!
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16 comments:

  1. Your block is really beautiful and I love the vibrancy of the turquoise background. Well done!

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  2. I love your block, Kerry! The colors are fantastic!

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  3. Very cute and I like your fussy cut bow!

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  4. So Fantastic Kerry! I really love the blue for the background…it makes everything pop! And of course you know that I love the flame:) Thanks so much for celebrating with me.
    xx
    Lori

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  5. Your flame is awesome! Good job!

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  6. Looks yummy and I love the flame too.

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  7. I do love a good strawberries and cream cake ;o)

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  8. Yours looks yummy enough to eat! and I love the flame idea :)

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  9. This is such a fun cake! Love love your fabrics!

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  10. Mmmmn,delicious block and fabric combo!

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  11. That bow is the icing on the cake!

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  12. Darling cake ~ and the flame is brilliant (as flames often are ~ tee hee).
    I think I may need to make one or two of these!

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  13. Love the fabrics you chose and the flame adds so much to the block.

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  14. Love the addition of the flame - "Makes the cake"

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  15. I love this block, and I love your take on it! So colorful!

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  16. Now I need the pattern for the flame.

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