As a child, if we wanted something really bad, we'd say, "Please with a cherry on top?" because who can resist a cherry on top? I know I can't. I could eat an entire jar of maraschino cherries, but, oh, having just one on top makes just about any sweet treat all the more special! Today we are sharing our Please With A Cherry On Top Applique Block. Here is a totally yummy cupcake, oozing with frosting, and the pièce de résistance... a cherry on top, of course! Like all our appliques, this one was designed to fit on a 6" x 6" block but it can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs.
The pattern for the Please With A Cherry On Top FREE Applique Block can be found HERE.
The tutorial on How to Enlarge and Reduce can be found HERE.
The tutorial on How to Cut Out Felt can be found HERE.
The Stitching Glossary can be found HERE.
DIRECTIONS - Refer to pattern and photo for applique placements and cutting instructions.
Make a copy of the pattern.
Cut out felt using the pattern as a guide. Transfer any embroidery markings.
Using a blanket stitch, sew cupcake bottom to block using 3 strands floss.
Using a blanket stitch, sew first the bottom icing, then the middle icing, and finally the top icing to block using 3 strands floss. Use the pattern to determine the overlap.
Using a running stitch, sew cherry on cupcake using 2 strands floss.
Using a running stitch, sew leaves to block using 2 strands floss.
Using a stem stitch, add cherry stem, leaf detail, and cupcake stripes using 6 strands floss.
Using a straight stitch, add "sprinkles" to cupcake icing using 6 strands of floss. Use a random pattern for color placement.
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