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
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
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.