It's that time of the year again!
I'm excited to share my entry into the large quilt category for the 2016 Blogger's Quilt Festival -- Candy Shop!
This quilt might look familiar because it was featured on Moda Bake Shop this summer! You can still get the free tutorial there.
When I started designing this quilt, I was thinking a lot about using blocks in a quilt that weren't square and putting blocks in columns offset rather than putting things into a grid. I started playing around with different log cabin blocks to see if I could get them to "swirl" and Candy Shop was born!
I quilted this quilt with a directional layered meander that reminds me of waves. Something simple as not to distract from how adorable this quilt is.
This quilt uses the Wing and Leaf line from Moda and I used an icy blue background so that the white fabrics would pop! I'm a firm believer that orange is an under-used and under-appreciated color, and that's why I picked the orange feather print for my backing. :)
This quilt is a rather large throw at 68 x 78. It is currently at the Frederick County Fair and I will be going tonight to see if it has won any ribbons!
Fabric: Wing and Leaf Jelly Roll, Moda Bella Frost Solid
Size 68x78 inches
Quilting: layered directional meander in white thread
Check out all of the other quilts in the large category here, and the rest of the Blogger's Quilt Festival here!