When I saw “Desert Sand” from the “Canyon Collection” by Kate Spain for Moda fabrics, I fell in love!
What to do with a fabric I love? I designed a quilt around this beautiful fabric. My Candy Under Wraps Quilt is the result!
While wandering through a favorite quilt shop, I came across a charm pack of Robert Kaufman pastel solids that complemented the Desert Sand fabric and reminded me of Salt Water Taffy. Personally, the green taffies are my absolute fave!
While we were growing up on the farm, mom and dad always made sure we went to the county fair at summer’s end. We would always buy a big box of Salt Water Taffy as a take home souvenir. Throwing the empty wrappers at annoying sisters on the drive home was very fun but got me into trouble!
For the next few weeks I’ll be posting a sew along for how to make my Candy Under Wraps Quilt. I hope you’ll join me!
The colors of your quilt can be adjusted to fit your taste in wrapped candy; Salt Water Taffy, Jolly Ranchers, Tootsie Rolls, Butterscotch, Peppermints, Smarties (striped fabric would be cute), Halloween candy, Christmas candy, and the list goes on!
Finished quilt size: 53 inches x 53 inches
Block size: 11 inches x 11 inches
Here are the fabric requirements for the quilt:
36 charm squares for candies
Aqua fabric for blocks: 3/4 yard
White fabric for candies, solid blocks and setting triangles: 1 1/2 yard
Outer border: 1 3/4 yards
Binding: 1/2 yard
Backing: 3 1/4 yards
Your homework for this week: Look through your stash for just the right fabrics OR buy the fabrics that speak to you!