I had every intention of finishing this quilt so that I could gift it to some friends on the occasion of their new baby. As time got near though, I realized I wouldn't finish it in time for a big celebration they had planned to welcome their new little one. I opted to make the baby a Strips and Bricks quilt instead. I only had a few pangs of guilt as I handed over the quilt. Maybe it wasn't even guilt so much as just a slight shift of expectation. Anyway, they were very happy with the quilt they received and I was happy because I'm a firm believer in handmade gifts, especially for babies.
As the weeks went by and the original quilt remained unfinished, it started to bother me. Apparently wasting time, money, and resources is an even better motivator for me than a sweet, baby face, so I went ahead and finished the quilt.
Being that the the making of the quilt was originally inspired by a little cupcake, I decided to title it The Cupcake Quilt.
Also, if you like this pattern and think you might want to make one in the future, I'll let you in on a little secret: It's a lot like one of the quilts I designed for my new book.
Consider this a wee little teaser.