Sunday, August 23, 2009

the candy box!

Sunday, August 23, 2009
...another moda bake shop project!
this is my first quilt on the bake shop and i hope you like it...


the candy box finishes at 50"x60" and is a perfect youth quilt

a special thank you goes out to allison, ivonne & peggy for helping me name it!
and for taking my "sample" class and working all the kinks in the pattern out!
your support means the world to me :-)

i made mine out of hushabye... because you all know i love tula pink!

you can get a kit in hushabye from Elkhorn Quilt Company... Debbie is a sweetheart that i met at the long beach quilt festival... stop by and say hi...


for quilting i did a loopy design and used brown thread on the top & bottom...


i also made a scrappy binding for the quilt... while it takes a bit longer it is a nice way to use scraps and looks great!



also this pattern is kinda like a 2 in 1..

the outside pieces create secondary pinwheels... by changing fabric placement you can make them the focus...

here is a sample made out of Simple Abundance...

so far i have 9 blocks cut and on my design wall.

i'm not sure if i'm going to stop here and make a table topper or keep going and make a large quilt...

leave me a comment and let me know what you think I should do!

39 comments:

Blue is Bleu said...

The quilt is gorgeous!!! And I love the Hushabye collection! Perfect :)

Julie said...

I was waiting up tonight for this...The Simple Abundance one reminds me os a tessellating star quilt I made once... hair raising but worth it. I say go for at least a lap quilt size.

Anna said...

Really nice pattern, thanks!

searchfamilies said...

What a lovely quilt & the quilting is lovely as well
Hugs Janice

badlandsquilts said...

Oh, wow! What a neat quilt... I'll think I'll have to pay attention to what I'm doing but it is such an original. Kudos to you and your creativity! I'd make a quilt with your simple abundance!

Martina said...

such a cute pattern! Thanks for sharing! I would go for a quilt size because just love the fabrics you use on your design wall!

cozy at home said...

Genius! Why not make both? :)

Jackie said...

Love the quilt! I tend to go towards larger quilts. But it depends if you would like a smaller one or not. Hmmmm... what to do?

Jessica said...

the candy box quilt is adorable in Hushabye...and you should keep going on the pinwheels...it would be great to see these quilts next to each other!! They will look so different!!

Stacey said...

i say do whatever your heart says, if you are tired stay there, if you are ambitious go for the gold!! very pretty, great job!!

angela said...

Great tutorial! I really love the pieced binding. Simple abundance is so pretty, it would be a nice table topper if you're getting tired of making the same block.

That is a great reminder though, that changing just a couple colors in a quilt design can result in something totally new. Love those pinwheels!

Kelly O. said...

so unexpected, this quilt and so FABULOUS!!!

seriously you must march on with those pinwheels in a larger quilt so I can see how you position them!
very good Julie!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Well, I love your tutorial. Many thanks. I think that you should finish this sample. It is fun that the same pattern can have 2 effects..very creative, I say!

roseylittlethings said...

Love it! Now I have to add another quilt to my to do list!

Melody said...

Wow! I love the pinwheels. I agree with Stacey follow your heart!

Beverly said...

I think a table topper would be gorgeous. But, then again, a quilt would be too. Go for the tabel topper!

beth said...

Your quilt is beautiful! great work!

Taya said...

Such a fun quilt design. I would go for a quilt with the abundance fabric.

V and Co. said...

it turned out awesome! love it!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Really cute!! I would go for a throw size :)

jabeybaby said...

Love your quilt! I would make the pinwheel one large too.

PunkiePie said...

Pretty! Go for a big quilt. Maybe a lap size to show off those yummy fabrics!

Thimbleanna said...

Very Cute Julie! And bigger is always better where quilting is concerned (well, except maybe for block sizes...)

Alyson said...

This is such a cool tutorial! Very creative and fun. I can't wait to make one! Thank you for your great MBS additions...yours always go to the top of my list!

rachel griffith said...

i say you should make a HUGE quilt and then send it to me.
no???
:)

Shawn said...

I like your loopy quilting design! And there's that Hushabye again, I keep seeing it and it looks so nice made into quilts. Great work!

b davis said...

Oh I love it! I think you should go big! I am a huge fan of the fabrics you used, in particular the Simple Abundance. I really want to make one, too. Thanks for the great tutorial!

luvinthemommyhood said...

LOVE IT!!! FABULOUS! You did such a great job!

Nicole said...

I love it, I'm trying to come up with something right know for my Tula Pink charm packs. You always do such a good job. BTW, I sent your fabric on Friday!

dokiquilts said...

what a great pattern--i'm hopping over to the bakeshop right after i finish writing this! and go for the bedquilt--it'll be worth the effort :-)

Rose said...

Oh Gosh that is so nice!! I love how it can do double duty! beautiful!! I'm gonna bookmark that one for sure.

Shanna said...

I love the new pattern!!! One of my favorite parts of hte quilt is the binding and the scrappier, the better :o) Love Hushabye too! Great work!

Kris said...

This is awesome! I'm excited to see the pattern!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful quilt. Your patterns and instructions are always so easy to follow.

Micki said...

The quilt is just beautiful! Wonderful job!
Micki

Cara said...

I'm always a fan of secondary designs...and if you already have 9...why not? :)

luvinthemommyhood said...

Love this! Great job, it's lovely! I will be adding this to my "must make list". I also couldn't resist adding you to our link luv roundup today!

http://www.luvinthemommyhood.com/2009/08/link-luv-roundup_26.html

Laurie said...

woohoo! Congrats on another Moda Bake Shop tutorial! Don't forget us little people when you are famous! - wait a minute - you are already famous!

I like this pattern and it looks pretty easy to follow -thanks for sharing it with us :)
laurie

natalie. beyond the reef said...

...go large, or go home!!!
LOVE the red.