Candy Under Wraps Quilt

After I made all my candies, I had to admire my color scheme!  Today we will cut the fabric to make our larger candy blocks and sew these candy blocks together.  This is the fun part because our quilt is taking shape!

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Grab your 3/4 yard of aqua fabric and cut 36 five inch squares.  Below is a suggested cutting diagram:

Square cuts for large candy blocks

Next, cut 9 two inch squares from your white fabric.  Let’s take an inventory!  You should now have:

36 candies

36 aqua 5×5 inch squares

9 white 2×2 inch squares

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Now we are going to sew!  Hooray!

Unit 1

Locate two of your favorite candies.  With right sides together, pin one candy to the right side of a white 2×2 square.

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Sew a 1/4 inch seam.

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Press the seam toward the white square.

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Sew a candy to the left side of the white square.  Your candy unit should look like the photo below.  Make 9 of Unit 1.

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Unit 2

With right sides together, pin one candy to the right side of one aqua 5×5 inch square.  Sew a 1/4 inch seam.

 

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Sew another 5×5 inch square to the left side of the candy.  Press seams toward the aqua fabric.  Your candy unit should look like the photo below.  Make 18 of Unit 2. 

 

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With right sides together, pin one Unit 1 to one Unit 2.  Sew a 1/4 inch seam.

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Press the seam toward the aqua fabric.

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Sew another Unit 2 to the opposite side of Unit 1.  The front of your block should look like the photo below.  Make 9 of these blocks.

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The back of your block should look like the photo below.

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When you have completed this tutorial, you should have 9 blocks with 4 candies in each block.

Next week, I will show you how to complete the entire quilt top.

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