Sunday, February 17, 2013

Studio Sunday #10 - Candy Kisses Quilt

I haven’t posted for Studio Sunday in a while, so to start back up I have a quilt pattern for you that I recently designed.

I made a new Valentine’s quilt for this year out of a Sandy Gervais line from a few years ago. It coordinates with the Candy kisses tablescape here.


I drew up a sketch on a piece of paper. Then did a small mock up.  To have a complete picture I designed the quilt in EQ7. I downloaded the fabric images from the United Notions web page.

Blocks measure 12” when finished. The quilt is 60” square. Yardage for quilt is at the bottom of post.


Fussy cut 9 – 6 1/2” squares for the center of the blocks from the panel. 


Cut  18 – 1 1/2” x 6 1/2” rectangles.
Sew to top & bottom of fussy cut squares. Press away from square.

Cut 18  - 1 1/2” x 8 1/2” rectangles
Sew to sides of  fussy cut squares. Press away from square.


Make 72 Flying Geese units that are 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” before sewing into block (2” x 4” finished). I use the Nifty Notions Half Square and Quarter Square rulers. 

I don’t cut the thread between units until after I press. This gives stability to the seam.


Flying geese units are sewn into sets of two


and pressed open. The units should measure 2 1/2” x 8 1/2”.


Sew units onto top


and bottom of  blocks. 



Press towards center of block.


Sew cream  2 1/2” squares to ends of remaining flying geese units.

Candy block

Sew to sides of blocks. Press seams open to reduce bulk.


I get really flat seams by placing a clapper on them after pressing. I have had my clapper since college. Although Bolts is a quilt store,we carry them for quilting more than clothing construction.


A finished block. I actually sewed the flying geese units on the opposite direction from the mock up. I decided this was much stronger.


Choosing block placement  for the quilt.


Cut 38 – 2 1/2” x 12 1/2” rectangles for sashings  and 24 – 2 1/2” squares for cornerstones.
Sew sashing strips to blocks vertically.

Candy kisses2

Pay close attention while piecing or you may end up with this: Oops!


So you have to rip before having corrected row.


Sew 4 sashing and cornerstones units.

Candy kisses2

Inner borders – cut 5 – 1 1/2” x WOF
Outer borders were cut 7 1/2” by 72” from length of fabric.

Measure your quilt to find your border lengths. I sewed my two borders together and mitered the corners. You can choose not to go that route. My friend Tiffany at Needle in a Hayes Stack did the quilting as I like to quilt by hand. (I write the check).


I  wonder what other panels Bolts in the Bathtub  has with 6” squares. I’m pretty sure we still have a panel with shells….

Have a great day creating.

Stitch at you Soon,

Partying with : 
Boogieboard Cottage - Masterpiece Monday
A Humble Creation - A New Creation
Quilt Story - Fabric Tuesday
I Gotta Create - Wildly Original Link Party 
Sew Many Ways - Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party

Quilt Yardage :
1 Panel
1 7/8 yard red
3/8 yard cream
1 yard pink
7/8 yard dots on pink
1yard plaid
1/4 yard vine on cream
2 yards Kisses


  1. What a cute quilt. It turned out really nice. Maybe some day I will get a little extra time to get some quilting done. :)

  2. Dawna, this is fabulous! Seriously I want to go make one right now, but I'd have to wade through the pile of unfinished quilts first to get started!

    Thanks so much for sharing at A New Creation!

  3. This is an adorable quilt. Great ideas on the design.

  4. I love your header with the Stitching on the name of your pretty, cause I love to embroider, my fav hubby. Your quilt is lovely, I also adore quilts and wish I knew how to make them! Thanks for sharing such gorgeous pattern ideas too! Thank you for your sweet and kind wishes for our Anniversary. Big hugs,


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