Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rock Candy Table Topper

The 3rd new pattern that features the Sidekick Ruler is Rock Candy.

The Rock Candy Table Topper features two shapes, diamonds and triangles. It is a fast & fun project with no Y seams!

Table Topper Details 
Fabric is Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Rock Candy, JBQ 135
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 7/1/13
Finished on 7/15/13
Table Topper measures - 20 1/2" x 23"

Here is the back of the pattern cover. Each pattern has its own hashtag! #RockCandyQuilt


I filmed a couple of videos on Rock Candy as a part of the Journey 2 Nebula. You can sign up for the Journey self paced as well as watch the videos on YouTube.


The pattern uses my new Sidekick Ruler. It also includes the option of full size templates just like my other patterns.

Rock Candy is made from a Charm Pack. I used the Sunset Kona Solids charm pack by Robert Kaufman.
I also decided to make a Rock Candy from print fabrics. This fabric is Collage by Carrie of Such Designs.

I just finished binding it yesterday. Check out my tutorial on how to bind quilts with 120-degree angles to finish this table topper.

Table Topper Details 
Fabric is Collage by Carrie of Such Designs
Pattern - Rock Candy, JBQ 135
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 7/22/13
Finished on 8/7/13
Table Topper measures - 20 1/2" x 23"
Cover photo shoot outtakes!
I photographed the Table Toppers on my sewing table for the pattern cover.

I couldn't use my dining room table because the black blended in with dark wood.

Detail photo of the pastel Rock Candy.

A few days ago I started making another Rock Candy table topper. I used the same Sunset Kona Solids charm pack by Robert Kaufman & used white as my background fabric.

I love how different the white & black Rock Candy table toppers look even though they have the same feature fabrics!

This pattern & all of the new patterns are available now!

UPDATE 3/2/15: If you need some assistance aligning the diamond pieces to assemble your Rock Candy table topper, check out my tutorial on how to do that here.

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Sandy said...

Totally love the look & how different they look with the black & white backgrounds! So creative!

Paula said...

I love these. I keep looking at them and seeing Christmas fabrics. I have so much on my to-do list (a couple of them are "must-do-soon" items) but I'm really wanting to get this ruler and pattern and some lovely reds and greens ....

VickiT said...

*drool* Julie ~ I absolutely LOVE this one. Very much like the black background with the solids. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty design, and love the ruler. Not quite sure how it makes this pattern, but I do like the pattern.

Anonymous said...

Is it the gray shape? I'm orientation-confused. =)

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Very unique!

Brandy said...

Wow, I really love the table toppers! The quilting really stands out, and just love the colors. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Such a striking piece! I admired the quilting even before I read it was by Angela Walters.