1.15.2014

Colored Candies - A Modern One-Block Quilt

Kathleen and I have been doing so good remaking the quilts in our new book, Modern One-Block Quilts, we've been making them in order, starting at the beginning of the book. This time we skipped ahead a little bit, we couldn't help it, Kathleen came up with the idea to re-make Colored Candies in a Valentines Day version. :)

When we originally made and designed this quilt it reminded me of Skittles or Starburst candies, but when it came time to re-make Kathleen got the idea to re-make it inspired by Conversation Hearts. I love how it turned out!
We designed 26 Conversation Heart inspired embroidery files for this version, you can purchase them here, on our website.
I machine quilted this version of Colored Candies with one of our new digital pantograph patterns, Polka Dots
Long-arm quilters can purchase that pattern here.
We may have been a little bit out of control taking pictures of this one, oh well, who doesn't love a little eye-candy! :)
This is the original version of Colored Candies, I think it's so much fun to see the original versions next to the new re-made versions. It's kinda crazy how much different they look from each other.
I custom machine quilted the original version. Here is a close up of my machine quilting.

A few fun details:
**Embroidery files for Valentines version of Colored Candies are available here.

**Fabrics used in the original version and the re-made version are Moda Bella Solids and Kona Cottons.

**quilting pattern used on the Valentines version is Polka Dots, patterns is available for purchase here.

**Colored Candies pattern is published in Modern One-Block Quilts, pattern is published in 3 sizes, Baby - 45"x45", Throw - 63"x63" and Coverlet - 72"x72".

**Embroidery was done using Aurifil thread on our Bernina Aurora 440QE.

**Batting used is Quilters Dream Poly Select.

**Signed copies of Modern One-Block Quilts are available for purchase here.

Make sure to check out Alternating StarsA-Maze MeAmerican Stars, Bouncing & Bow Ties.


8 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable! I just love this! Can you buy that pantograph in a paper version?

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  2. You know it is super super cute made in the conversation hearts for Valentines Day,,, so sweet :)

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  3. This is so cute with the conversation heart quotes...love it!

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  4. Adorable!! A copy of your book is on my wish list!!

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  5. So adorable!! I love it! The colors, conversation heart idea and quilting are fantastic!

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  6. Oh if I only had a machine that could make use of those pantographs. What an adorable idea. Love love love your candy quilt!

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  7. OMG it is fantastic! I just love it. Great idea.

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  8. love your candy quilt...totally inspired to make a baby quilt like this xo
    ps would love to see the conversation design in a print...and i love your new panto xo

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