Candy Under Wraps Quilt

Now that we all have our fabrics, let’s cut and sew our candies!  I think these  KONA cotton solids in pastel colors are a perfect match for my Desert Sand fabric.

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You will need 36 charm squares to make 36 candies.  Cut each charm square as noted below. Charm Cut

Check out my pile of scraps!  Sandy will love some of these tiny pieces!  She will get a tiny piece care package in the mail sometime soon!

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Now that all my candies are cut out, I have larger left over pieces from my charm squares that I am going to  save for another project.  I decided to put them in a plastic sandwich bag with the label to help me stay organized!

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Grab your white fabric because the next step in our candy making process is to cut out 144 white squares that measure  1.5 inches x 1.5 inches.  Here is the cutting diagram for you to use:

Square cuts for candies

Yay!  Cutting is done for now!  Let’s start sewing!  Here is what you should have for each candy:

Candy Center:  1 rectangle that measures 3.5 inches long x 2 inches high

Candy Ends:  2 rectangles that measure  2 inches long x 1.5 inches high and 4 white squares that measure 1.5 inches x 1.5 inches.

We sew the candy ends first. With a pencil draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the white square and pin it to the right side of one of the candy end rectangles that measures 2 inches long x 1.5 inches high.

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Next, sew on the diagonal pencil line and trim the seam to 1/4 inch.

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Press the seam toward the white fabric.

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Next, grab another white square, draw a diagonal from corner to corner and sew it to the left side of the rectangle.

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Trim the seam to 1/4 inch

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Press the seam toward the white.  Your candy end should look like the photo below – it’s called a “Flying Geese” unit.  Make two of these flying geese units for each candy.

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For each flying geese unit, we only need 1/4 inch of white fabric above the blue triangle so we have to trim off some of the white fabric.

Flying Geese Cut

With your ruler, measure 1/4 inch above each triangle and trim the white fabric as shown below:

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Next, with right sides together, pin your two flying geese units to each end of the 3.5 inch x 2 inch rectangle that is your candy center.

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Using 1/4 inch seam allowance sew the flying geese units to the candy center. Your candy should look like this:

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Next, press the seams toward the candy center.  The back of your candy will look like this:

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The front of your candies will look like this:

 

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Hooray!  You’ve just completed one candy!  Now you get to make 35 more for a total of 36 candies!  Here are mine, I had fun making piles!

 

 

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Have fun making your candy piles!  Next week, we will continue cutting and sewing to make larger four candy blocks.

 

 

 

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