Two years ago, the search for a Christmas quilt for my son ended with this colorful Candy Corn quilt. I know, I know…why would I give him a fall themed quilt for Christmas?!? Maybe the colors, maybe the triangle challenge, maybe just because!
I asked him to bring his quilt over so I could take a few pics and he volunteered to help me with the photo shoot. As you can see, he decided to “hide” behind the porch swing!
I found the pattern for this quilt in the “Quilts and More – Fall 2013” Magazine published by Better Homes and Gardens. This quilt is called “Candy Corn Toss” and was designed by Karen Montgomery of The Quilt Company. I love the bright colors and how the candy corns really do look tossed!
I like how orange, yellow, green and purple fabrics are showcased by the black background in the blocks and outer border. From a distance, the outer border might appear to be snowflakes…oops, wrong theme! The outer border is really a spider web print I found on my quilting travels. It’s kind of creepy to me, but I knew my son would LOVE it and he does!
I was happy to find the background fabric in a bargain bin at a local quilt shop. It had all the right colors AND I saved some cashola–a winning combination for me!
Since I gave this quilt away, I am thinking about making one for myself. I might even put it under the Christmas tree with my name on it!