When I found out that my best-friend-since-4th-grade’s daughter was getting married, there had to be a quilt.
And the daughter likes black and white.
And I had scraps.
The blocks came together very quickly: 2 2-1/2″ squares, 2 2-1/2 x 4-1/2″ strips, 1 2-1/2 x 6-1/2″ strip. Ta-dah! This quilt used 108 blocks and finishes at 54″ x 72″.
It will be mailed next week.
I call it Crackle Candy, but don’t really know why. Except that it has a sort of ring to it and the quilt is definitely made up of bits and pieces.
It is made from 6″ blocks made in a variety of ways. It seemed to fit the scraps I had, which were a variety of shapes and sizes.
The finish is 54″ square and makes a lovely lap quilt for my neighbor down the road. “My favorite colors!” she said. It is now on the back of her couch and ready for use during uncertain spring weather.
That makes a quilter heart happy.
I am calling it Crackle Candy for now.
The top was made from a pile of miscellaneous scraps received in hand-me-down bags over several years. I was certain there was a quilt in there somewhere, but how to efficiently use so many different bits and pieces?
The answer was to incorporate a variety of block styles. There are six in all…can you find them?
HINT: One block only appears one time. I would change that if I did it again.
The blocks are finished and it is moving towards layout.
It is an experiment. I have yet to determine if it is a successful experiment.
Sparkle Jane (Daughter) wanted to try out a new technique–foundation string piecing.
She using the tan as a constant diagonal line in the blocks, adding random strips of controlled scrappy colors as she went along.
Narrow sashing between the blocks finished it off.
She enjoyed the technique, but didn’t love the colors. But, it was worth finishing, and it is finished, and that (as we all know) is good.