Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Ribbon Candy {Units to Blocks}

I've had a lot of fun working on my "not quite" Christmas Ribbons scrap quilt and the project has gone from units to small blocks to large blocks in a rather quick fashion!

The blocks are built from the units I showed previously:

There are two of each unit in each smaller block. I paired the units and paired the pairs to make "four patches" made up of my scrappy units.

And in turn, the smaller blocks were paired and then paired again to make the larger blocks that show off the pinwheel secondary design.

While it might have been nice to have another three blocks to make this square, I definitely don't have enough background fabric to make that happen. I'm not sure what kind of borders -- if any -- I should add to the blocks.

What do you think I should do? Borders or no borders? Add other piecing with a different background fabric? The quilt would measure 32" x 48" without borders.

Also make sure that you check out Autumn Jubilee hosted by Carole of From My Carolina Home! There are going to be great prizes, tutorials, and fun throughout the month of October!

Sharing at Wednesday Wait Loss and Needle and Thread Thursday!


  1. Love the movement. Small inner border of a green.then a navy blue. The blue could be a ribbon border.

  2. Very pretty, I love this. Pinning for inspiration!

  3. Love the wiggly look. You can make more blocks with a different background and make that the center row/column. If you want to add borders, use a thin border for top and bottom and a wider border for the sides - all with the same fabric.

  4. What an interesting arrangement! I have never seen this block before.

    1. Is there a PDF download for this pattern.

    2. Hello myster60 -- you are a no reply blogger so I cannot respond via email. Please follow this link to fix that:

      The pattern is "Christmas Ribbons" from the book "Scrap Basket Surprises"

  5. Very cool secondary design in those blocks.

  6. That is so neat! It totally looks like ribbons.

  7. Lovely! I'd add some borders for sure. If you need it larger, you could use a different background or an alternate block.


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