Sweet Candy Quilt


Featured Fabric collection Sweet by Urban Chiks
Main Block Bkgd: 9900-23 5 yards
Main Block Fan: 2 Jelly Rolls™or 80–2½”xWOF strips
Main Block triangle & quarter circle:5 assorted tonals ½ yd. EA
Inner border: 31057-14 ½ yard
Final border & binding: 31052-15 2 yds.

The complete pattern to make this quilt is posted on the moda website under the Fun Stuff/Free Patterns tab.


Print copies of the the fan shape on lightweight or typing paper. You will be using the paper to flip and sew the fan shape. Cut the jelly rolls into approx 5″ long strips. Arrange 8 strips for each fan. (make sure your birds are going right side up!)

To use any paper foundation method or flip and sew technique, it is best to use a very small stitch. This will almost perforate the paper and be easy to tear off just like tearing a page from a tablet. Lay 2 pieces of fabric right sides together and lay them on top of the fan piece. Align the edge of the fabric along the solid line. Sew 1/4″ from the edge. Flip the fabric open and finger press. Fold the edge of the fabric back and cut using the next solid line as your guide. Add another piece of fabric right sides together and sew. (as shown below) I just started sewing from end of the fan to the other. You will notice the fan template has you start in the middle, flip and sew in both directions. Both directions will work.

Continue sewing all 8 petals of the fan. Make a template for the fan that includes the seam allowances. Lay it on top and trace to get your cutting lines.

This is what the back of the fan will look like with the paper. Small stitches and the paper will tear off very easily.

Follow the pattern from the website to make the entire quilt.

I was playing around with some options. The picture below is featuring ric rac so you have a nice edge turned under with 1/2 the ric rac peeking through. Sew the ric rac on top of the fan (pictured here) I loved this.

Turn the ric rac under and press. Now you can machine or hand applique the fan in place with a ric rac edging. Next time I will use a larger ric rac so more shows through once I have turned the edge.

I also played around with other bella solid colors as backgrounds. Who doesn’t love the bubble gum pink? I also couldn’t resist putting 4 fans together to make a Dresden plate type pattern.


What about good ol’ 30’s green?

lots of options…………………Sweet by Urban Chiks
thank you to Angela Worrell for letting me use her quilt in progress for photos

11 comments on “Sweet Candy Quilt

  1. Mal* says:

    Thank you for the tutorial. This one is definitely going on my list. I vote for the green background! Beautiful stuff…

  2. oh how cute!!!love it.😀

  3. Sandy says:

    My friend just told me about this blog. The pattern is SOOO cute! Welcome to blogland : )http://www.sandyberry.typepad.com

  4. Sheri Howard says:

    I say PINK, always PINK! Darling quilt!

  5. V and Co. says:

    wow…now i just have the problem of having to decide what i’m going to try first! this one’s awesome lissa!

  6. Shannon says:

    This is absolutely darling, can’t wait to get started on it. I love anything from Urban Chicks. I love the ric-rac to, cute touch. Thanks for the tutorial.

  7. Love. It. I love the green! And the rick rack.

  8. This is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. happy zombie says:

    Love it! Love the ric-rac. Love the 30’s green. Not loving that I can’t stop saying love… but I love it all.

  10. Camille says:

    Oh I LOVE this! THANKS Lissa!

  11. Doe says:

    I just got the fabrics and I can’t wait to get started on this pattern. Thank you so much for the tutorial and additional options.

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