Monday, September 19, 2016

Candy Shop {Large Quilt -- Blogger's Quilt Festival 2016}

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!


Quilt Stats
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!

15 comments:

  1. Cute what a fun quilt for a little girl. Or a big girl! Thanks for sharing your lovely work!
    Have a good week.

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  2. I think orange is underappreciated, too, and I can't wait to hear about the fair (I hope your quilts did well)! The quilting was the right choice to let the design be the star, and the name is so perfect to go with the effect you achieved. Spot on!

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  3. What a cute quilt Alison! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Ooh, this is a yummy quilt. I hope you found ribbons on it when you checked at the fair. Orange rocks in quilts!

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  5. This is such a fun design, I love the lollipops, so cute!

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  6. Just Adorable! That jellyroll was perfect for the lollipops! I do hope you find a ribbon on your quilt at the fair!

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  7. This is just lovely! And great texture with the quilting.

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  8. What a fun quilt, Alison. It's interesting to know it was created from a log cabin block. It's not obvious at first view but looking closely, I think I can see how the blocks went together. Thanks for sharing it.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  9. Very cool to see something different!

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  10. Very cool to see something different!

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  11. Fun way to use a Jelly Roll. I like the lollypops! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. It is a wonderful quilt. Great for anyone. I like the orange backing.

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  13. It's such a fun quilt! Hope you did well at the fair!

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  14. Definitely a fun quilt Alison! I hope you enjoyed your visit to eh country fair too.

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