Hi everyone!  It’s Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams here!  I’m back with the seventh Mystery ‘Block of the Month’  featuring Deco Foils!

block of the month thermoweb button

I hope you decide to join in the fun!  Each block will be whimsical and fun and a perfect way to use up your scraps.  In the end you’ll have twelve 8-inch blocks that will make an adorable wall hanging OR you can use the blocks to make mini quilts, table runners and pillows!  Feel free to copy the button above and add it to your blog to share with everyone the fun we’re going to have with this quilt along.

Okay – time to reveal the seventh block …(over half way there!)

“Foiled Cake Block”

Foiled Cake Block

I decided to make this cute cake block this month since it’s my dad’s birthday, my daughter Pip’s birthday, and of course, my birthday in April!  If April’s not your birthday month – that’s okay – you can make it for whichever month you’d like!

Project Supplies:

    • Main fabric: (1) 3.5” x 5.5”, (1) 3.5” x 2.0”
    • Accent fabric: (1) 1.5” x 5.0”, (1)1.0” x 3.5”
    • Heat N Bond Lite: – just under (1) 3.5” x 5.5”, (1) 3.5” x 2.0”, (1) 1.5” x 5.0”, (1)1.0” x 3.5”
  • Frosting
    • Accent Fabric (2) 5.5” x 1.0”, (3) 1.0” x 4.0”, (2) 1.0” x 1.0”
    • Heat N Bond Lite:  just under (2) 5.5” x 1.0”, (3) 1.0” x 4.0”, (2) 1.0” x 1.0”
  • Candles (my cake has five but you can do however many you wish)
    • Fabric: (5) 1.25” x 0.75”
    • Heat N Bond Lite:  just under (5) 1.25” x 0.75”


background of block
Start by piecing the background of our block this morning.  Take your 6.5″ x 8.5″ piece of sky fabric and sew it to the 2.5″ x 8.5″ piece of ground fabric. Press towards the ground fabric.

trace templates onto heat n bond

Now – take the templates you printed out after you downloaded it for free from my Craftsy pattern page and trace the cake, frosting, and candles on to the corresponding Heat n Bond® lite pieces.

trimmed fused pieces
Trim around the shapes but not too close to any lines.

fused fabric

Press each Heat n Bond lite shape to the wrong side of the corresponding fabric.  Cut each shape on the lines you drew.

Peel the fusible paper off each fabric piece.  Do this now so you don’t forget to do it before you do your final press.

cake base
Now it’s time to lay out each piece how we want it before we press it into its final spot.  Layout the tiers of the cake first,

frosting on cake

then the frosting,

candles on cake

and finally the candles.

foiled pieces

Trace the shapes in the “DecoFoil Applique” section onto iCraft® Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive.  Cut these shapes out right on the lines. Place the shapes in the appropriate places on the cake and the flames above the candles.

Take a Pressing Sheet and lay it over the shapes.  Press for 30 seconds.   Let the Deco Foil™ Hot Melt adhesive cool down.  Seriously, let it cool down.

Let it cool down even more.  And once it’s 100% cooled down, peel the paper off.

gold and deep blue foil
Lay a piece of golden DecoFoil over the flames.  Cut out pieces of deep blue DecoFoil just larger than the cake frosting flowers and place those down.

purple foil

Once the deep blue DecoFoil is in place put a piece of purple decofoil over the top of the main cake.

pressing sheet decofoil

Take a Pressing Sheet and lay it over the DecoFoil.  Press for 30 seconds.  Let it cool down.

appliqued foiled cake block
Once it is completely cooled down, peel the decofoil off the block.  Voila!  You now have beautiful “Foiled Cake” block!

Foiled Cake Block
The final step is to stitch around each of the pieces you fused down with the Heat N Bond Lite Fusible.  I chose to free motion quilt around the frosting pieces and candles.  I used a blanket stitch on the cake edges.  Just because it felt right I also blanket stitched between the sky and ground.

I hope you’re having fun with these blocks!

Seven Blocks

If you’ve followed along so far you should have six blocks!  If not … it’s not too late to join in!  Here are the seven blocks -“Wish Upon an Apple Tree“, “Jack-O-Foil“,  “House of Foil” , “Foil Covered Branches”, “Hearts of Foil”, “Foiled Egg”,  and “Foiled Cake” I have shared with you so far.  We’re over half way there!

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