Candy Wishes Quilt



Hello and Happy New Year to all you Moda Bake Shop fans from all of us over at Jo's Country Junction! The gals from Moda are always challenging us Chefs to come up with projects relating to a theme. We were challenged to work with Moda Candy packs. I am not a gal that does many small projects so I extended the challenge to come up with a quilt. This projects, Candy Wishes, is the result. The quilt is VERY quick and great for beginners or those who are teaching someone to quilt. We have a giveaway going on over at our blog, Jo's Country Junction, for two Moda Candy packs to get you started on your own quilt.


2 Moda Candy packs
4 yards background fabric
1 yard inner border and binding fabric
5 yards backing fabric

 
CUTTING
From the background/outer border fabric:
Cut two 54 1/2" long pieces from the length of the fabric. Subcut 9 pieces measuring 6½" x 54½"
Cut 9 strips measuring 2½"  x WOF. Subcut into 56 pieces measuring 2½" x 6½"
Cut 7 strips measuring 3½" x WOF for the outer border

From the inner border fabric: 
Cut 7 strips measuring 1½" x WOF

From the binding fabric:
Cut 7 strips measuring 2½" x WOF

CONSTRUCTION
Select 48 of the bright squares from the candy packs. I opted to not use the ones with a light background. Combine 6 candy squares with 7 pieces of 2½" x 6½" background fabric shown. Make 8 of these strips.



Sew the 8 candy strip sets to 9 strips of 6½" x 54½" background fabric as shown.



Sew the inner border strips together end-to-end. Measure the sides of your quilt top and cut 2 strips. Pin carefully and sew to left and right sides of the quilt top. Press. Measure the top/bottom of the quilt top and cut 2 strips. Pin carefully and sew a strip each to the top and bottom.



Repeat the above process with the 7 strips measuring 3½" x WOF for the outer border.



Piece the backing together. Sandwich the top, batting, and backing. Quilt as desired.

If you want to see what I did for a quilting motif, come of over to my blog and check it out. Bind with the 2½" red binding strips.


63" x 77" Quilt



Remember to stop over to our blog, Jo's Country Junction, for you chance to win 2 Candy Packs to get you started on making your own quilt.

Jo Kramer
{www.joscountryjunction.com}

11 comments:

Barbara said...

Love this Jo! Great for a beginner or an experienced quilter who wants a quick project!

jmkerkhoff11 said...

What is the fabric requirement for the inner border? Am I just missing the listing somewhere?

Sew Simply said...

jmkerkhoff11 - It's in the instructions but not all that obvious :)

"for the inner border: Cut 7 strips measuring 1½" x WOF"

Karin said...

also, if you do some quick math, the 3/4 yard is enough for the inner border AND the binding with 7 strips at 1.5'' and 7 strips at 2.5''.

100krotki said...

Jest śliczny!
Lubię jasne kolorki :)

Melanie said...

Great quilt idea for those adorable mini charm packs!

Quilt Fabric Pizazz said...

I like it! Great for scraps too. I think it would look good also if the squares were on point.

Oknana said...

Love this ! I rec'd a mini charm pack for Christmas and this just fits the bill as to what I will use it for now! Oh Thanks oodles!!

Janet Schultz said...

I'm a little confused on this:
From the background/outer border fabric:
Cut two 54" long pieces from the length of the fabric. Subcut 9 pieces measuring 6½" x 54½"

What are the measurements of the two pieces? Sorry I'm newer at this and maybe I'm just not reading this right, overthinking or I just need to go to bed! Thanks ;c)

Jo said...

Janet. The pieces should be cut at 54 1/2".

Em said...

Which candy packs did you use for this pattern? I really like that combination of colors.