WI Quilt Expo's Bake Off Challenge: Cupcake Betty

 The Wisconsin Quilt Expo is held in early September in Madison and they have been having a special challenge at their quilt expo and the theme for 2018 is called Bake Off. I immediately thought of a pin up girl in the kitchen when I designed this quilt. The only rule was the size of 30" wide by 40" long which is typically larger than I work. The pin up girl is wearing a sexy ruffly apron and holding a cupcake. I added baking utensils to the sides of the project to get the 30" width. I added a wide bottom area with mirror images of a Mix Master, oven mitts and measuring spoons.  This project began with a purchase from www.craftsy.com where I purchased a variety of fabrics with a baking theme. I used a print with baking words in the apron, sash and bow. I added a red and white trim near the bottom edge.. The fingernails received red glitter nail polish. 

The Wisconsin Quilt Expo is held in early September in Madison and they have been having a special challenge at their quilt expo and the theme for 2018 is called Bake Off. I immediately thought of a pin up girl in the kitchen when I designed this quilt. The only rule was the size of 30" wide by 40" long which is typically larger than I work. The pin up girl is wearing a sexy ruffly apron and holding a cupcake. I added baking utensils to the sides of the project to get the 30" width. I added a wide bottom area with mirror images of a Mix Master, oven mitts and measuring spoons.

This project began with a purchase from www.craftsy.com where I purchased a variety of fabrics with a baking theme. I used a print with baking words in the apron, sash and bow. I added a red and white trim near the bottom edge.. The fingernails received red glitter nail polish. 

 In the face detail the use of glitter nail polish is used in the hair and brow bones. Chunky turquoise glitter is applied to the eye lids. A red flower from a dollar store Hawaiian lei with a cute donut button from Joann Fabrics in the center adds pin up vintage flair!. I sewed donut buttons to the four corners of the quilt as well. I used a vintage earring of my Mother's for Betty's earring.

In the face detail the use of glitter nail polish is used in the hair and brow bones. Chunky turquoise glitter is applied to the eye lids. A red flower from a dollar store Hawaiian lei with a cute donut button from Joann Fabrics in the center adds pin up vintage flair!. I sewed donut buttons to the four corners of the quilt as well. I used a vintage earring of my Mother's for Betty's earring.

 The cupcake has lots of detail and bugle beans sewn to it to represent sprinkles!!

The cupcake has lots of detail and bugle beans sewn to it to represent sprinkles!!

 I thought Betty needed a tattoo and since I am gluten free and don't actually bake anything anymore I used a Pigma Micron blue pen with a traditional tattoo font and added the words "Bake Gluten Free!" I had to have a bit of humor.

I thought Betty needed a tattoo and since I am gluten free and don't actually bake anything anymore I used a Pigma Micron blue pen with a traditional tattoo font and added the words "Bake Gluten Free!" I had to have a bit of humor.

 The bottom portion of the quilt has two red Mix Masters with polka dots bowls, two oven mitts and measuring spoons. I added the metallic red rick rack because I thought it needed something and rick rack has a retro vibe often used as trim on old aprons.  June 30, 2018 is the deadline for the contest and I have had this quilt finished for a month waiting for the deadline so I could share it. I believe I need to wait a few weeks to find out if Cupcake Betty is included in the challenge. All accepted quilts will travel for 2 years to various quilt venue across the United States.

The bottom portion of the quilt has two red Mix Masters with polka dots bowls, two oven mitts and measuring spoons. I added the metallic red rick rack because I thought it needed something and rick rack has a retro vibe often used as trim on old aprons.

June 30, 2018 is the deadline for the contest and I have had this quilt finished for a month waiting for the deadline so I could share it. I believe I need to wait a few weeks to find out if Cupcake Betty is included in the challenge. All accepted quilts will travel for 2 years to various quilt venue across the United States.