Candy Shop Quilt


Hi! I’m Alison from Little Bunny Quilts and I’m back today sharing a darling project using Wing and Leaf! This project uses log cabin blocks made from a jelly roll and sweetens them up into lollipops! This project is best for intermediate or advanced sewists as it incorporates partial seams, strip piecing, and stitch and flip triangles. Finished quilt is 68 x 78 inches.


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One Wing and Leaf Jelly Roll
3.25 yards Moda Bella Frost Solid
4 yards Persimmon Wing and Leaf for backing
3/4 yard for binding (I used a fabric from my stash!)


Cut the following from your background:

Eight (8) strips 2.5 inches x WOF

Ten (10) strips 5.5 inches x WOF

Fifteen (15) rectangles 12.5 inches x 2.5 inches

Sixty (60) 4 inch squares


From your jelly roll, pull out at least 5 brown strips to use as your sticks.

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Sew a 5.5 inch strip to each side of your chosen brown strips.


From each strip set, cut three (3) 12.5 inch sections. You will need a total of 15 stick units.


From the rest of your jelly roll, pick out 15 pairs of strips. You will want your pairs to have contrast. From each strip cut:

Two (2) 2.5 inch squares

Two (2) 6.5 inch x 2.5 inch rectangles

Two (10) 10.5 inch x 2.5 inch rectangles


Using the 2.5 inch squares, sew them into a four patch. Press as desired.



Using a partial seam, attach one of your 6.5 inch strips to the same corner color of the four patch. Press away from the four patch.


Sew the remaining 6.5 inch strips to your unit in a clockwise fashion. Press away from the four patch.


Complete the partial seam of your original 6.5 inch strip. Press away from the center.


Make another partial seam with your 10.5 inch strip as shown previously. Press away from the center.


Sew the remaining 10.5 inch strips in around the unit clockwise. Press away from the center.


Complete the partial seam. You will need 15 swirling log cabin blocks. Press away from the center.


Draw a diagonal line on each of your 4 inch squares. Align one 4 inch square with each corner of your log cabin swirl blocks. Stitch on the diagonal line, trim off the excess, and press.



Sew each of your log cabin swirl blocks to one of your stick blocks.


To nine of your lollipop units, sew a 12.5 x 2.5 inch strip to the bottom of the unit. To six of your lollipop units, sew a 12.5 x 2.5 inch strip to the top of the unit. Sew your 2.5 inch x WOF strips into pairs. Arrange your blocks and strips as shown in the diagram below.



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Sew your top together, quilt as desired, and bind!


This quilt finishes at 68″ x 78″.



Alison Vermilya
{Little Bunny Quilts}


15 comments on “Candy Shop Quilt

  1. Little Quiltsong says:

    Oh – this pattern is wonderful!! I’m always on the look out for fun, kids-friendly quilt patterns, and this one is just extra special. Thank you so much for sharing this Alison!!

    • Alison says:

      I’m glad that you like it! I think this gives you a great option for making a kid-friendly quilt without using children’s novelty prints (unless you want to!)

  2. cruisefan says:

    This looks like fun!
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Yvette says:

    I had no idea what you meant by a “partial seam.” But then I saw the pic you took and completely got it! Thank goodness for pics. LOL! I love the pattern. It’s really quite simple … especially the way you laid it out. Thanks so much!

    • Alison says:

      Yes! Partial seams appear to be very complicated but really aren’t and give you a lot more design possibilities as well as reducing seams in your blocks.

  4. blg2240 says:

    Absolutely perfect! I just finished my summer organization of my stash and have more jelly rolls than I knew, have collected them over the past six years and now your pattern comes at the right time. Love the way you’ve pieced it and look forward with anticipation to the fun of making it. Thank you!

  5. Marta says:

    This will be fun in red and white , Christmas pepermint candy.

  6. Mickie says:

    I really like this quilt, but surely there’s an easier way to piece it. Looks too complicated for a new quilter like me

    • Alison says:

      It really isn’t that complicated when you take it step by step. If you wanted to eliminate the partial seams, you would have to piece some of the strips to do so.

    • Partial seams “seems” intimidating, but I found out that they are not that hard! I practiced on some scraps, marking the 1/4 seam allowance at first, but quickly realized it’s a lot like the rest of quilting… Once you do it, you realize that you can!

      There are several good videos available online for sewing the Y seam, partial seams, etc.
      Give it a try! Good luck!

  7. How absolutely adorable!

  8. Jacque T says:

    This quilt is absolutely a blast!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Can’t wait to make one for my grandbaby!!

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