Friday, September 28, 2018

Ribbon Candy

Introducing my latest pattern, Ribbon Candy!

I had planned on this pattern being announced before my son was born, but he arrived 2 weeks early and only one of the 2 quilts was done! I was inspired to design this quilt during my pregnancy and the three-color quilt matches the nursery. It had been hanging out in there for a week before Nathan was born and inspired the idea for the cover shoot.

3 Color Quilt Details 
Pattern - Ribbon Candy, JBQ 176
Designed by me
Quilted by Teresa Silva
Started on 6/11/18
Finished on 7/30/18
Quilt measures -  48" x 60"  Youth Size

Scrappy Quilt Details
Pattern - Ribbon Candy, JBQ 176
Designed by me
Quilted by Teresa Silva
Started on 7/15/18
Finished on 9/2/18
Quilt measures - 56" x 72" Lap Size


I had planned on binding the solid quilt in August, but that day ended up becoming the day that my son was born! Best laid plans they say... It took a few extra weeks since free time with a newborn is basically impossible. After getting it bound I needed to photograph the cover & I recruited some help. My mom took care of Nathan downstairs while my husband and I quickly transformed his nursery into a photo studio!!

It was a tight squeeze to get the photo and we had to move the rocking chair so I could get far enough away from the quilts.

Here I am asking Lawrence to move the quilt a bit.

Doing a photo shoot 3 weeks after my son was born wasn't in my plans, but in the end it worked out! I'm so glad my family is supportive of my quilting endeavors. 


3 Color

Nate wasn't sure what he thought about this quilt at first...

But he has decided it is a keeper!



Teresa's ribbon candy quilting in both versions of the quilt was the inspiration for the name.

Ribbon Candy is made using the Super Sidekick ruler and there's no Y seams. It's made with 2 1/2" strips cut from yardage (to make the 3 Color quilt) or from precuts (to make the Scrappy quilt). The pattern has six quilt sizes: baby, youth, lap, twin, queen, king. The pattern is printed in full color and templates are included.

It's ready to ship to shops now and will be available in local and online quilt shops soon.  Share your photos with us using the hashtag #RibbonCandyQuilt so that we can share in the fun with you. 

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Leeanne said...

so good! Your wee model is handsome. I love the scrappy version best of all. Best wishes.

Mary said...

Beautiful baby and a cute quilt!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love this scrappy quilt version. I REALLY want this pattern.
xx, Carol

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your lovely new son!
I have never quilted before. Would this be a good design for a beginner?

Gwyn said...

What a fantastic, simple design. I love both versions. I have a lot of jelly rolls burning a hole in my stash. The quilting really finishes them off. Thank you for continuing to share during your time as a new family!

snowysays said...

Which Kona solids roll up did you use? New Pastel?

Sandra said...

I've seen your scrappy version of the Ribbon Candy quilt off and on on Pinterest for some months now, with no identification or credit given. Glad to know who created this and what fabric was used. I'm going to attempt one in tones of blacks, greys, and tans for the sister who first showed it to me. Yours is beautiful!