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JENNR8R 11-03-2017 06:56 AM

Valentine Candy
 
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I always cut up my leftover fabrics into 2.5" (candy) squares, and I like to think up ways to use them.

It has been fun participating in some "candy" swaps to get thousands of different fabrics. The current swap is in this thread: https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...p-t285320.html. I didn't join this year, but hope to next year if they have it.

SheriR taught us how to make little dresden blocks from "candy" squares in last year's swap. I used them in the top and bottom of this quilt to make it longer. Thank you SheriR! Edit by moderator: SheriR's tut is here: https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...g-t300467.html

Since the main blocks are heart shapes, I thought it was appropriate to name the quilt "Valentine Candy."

Nesie 11-03-2017 07:12 AM

This is just gorgeous. I am in another swap now but would love to join this next year if it's held.

DJ 11-03-2017 07:15 AM

Beautiful! Almost makes me want to go start cutting all my stash into candy squares .... almost! You have a real work of art there and love the name, too!

Libster 11-03-2017 07:19 AM

Beautiful quilt! Well done!

Homespun 11-03-2017 07:40 AM

That is so pretty!

Trapunta 11-03-2017 07:44 AM

Too cute! Great quilting too.

nativetexan 11-03-2017 08:07 AM

that is soooo sweeet. love it! great job!

BrendaK 11-03-2017 08:08 AM

Ditto to what has been said. Is this your pattern? Love the quilting. BrendaK

paintmejudy 11-03-2017 08:12 AM

Beautiful quilt, and love the mini dresdens

ArtsyOne 11-03-2017 08:14 AM

I love it! Now I want to go cut up all my jelly roll strips.

JENNR8R 11-03-2017 08:43 AM


Originally Posted by BrendaK (Post 7937073)
Ditto to what has been said. Is this your pattern? Love the quilting. BrendaK

Thanks! :) Yes it is my pattern... I was thinking about doing a tutorial on the Valentine Candy block if there was interest.

redstilettos 11-03-2017 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by JENNR8R (Post 7937086)
Thanks! :) Yes it is my pattern... I was thinking about doing a tutorial on the Valentine Candy block if there was interest.

Mucho, lots, oodles, many, plethora, voluminous amounts of interest :)

SuziSew 11-03-2017 09:03 AM

Your "Valentine Candy" is lovely eye candy too!! Love the pattern and the quilting! (Would love to see how the mini Dresden's were done!)

JENNR8R 11-03-2017 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by redstilettos (Post 7937088)
Mucho, lots, oodles, many, plethora, voluminous amounts of interest :)

Your wish is my command: https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...ml#post7937113

JENNR8R 11-03-2017 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by SuziSew (Post 7937094)
(Would love to see how the mini Dresden's were done!)

Here is a link to what SheriR taught us about making the Dresdens:

https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...274596-25.html

She shared how to do them on posts: 971, 972, 974, 975, 1105, 1106, 1107, and 1108
Edit by moderator: SheriR posted a tut for the candy dresdens here: https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...g-t300467.html

red-warrior 11-03-2017 10:26 AM

Looks lovely on your bed! I never thought about making 2.5 inch squares, may have to rethink that!

midwife 11-03-2017 12:46 PM

What a great quilt!

bearisgray 11-03-2017 12:57 PM

Not what I expected to see - but very nice!

SusieQOH 11-03-2017 01:15 PM

What a darling quilt! Your little Dresdens are precious. Love the whole thing!

SheriR 11-03-2017 01:35 PM

Oh my goodness, this is beautiful. Great job!!!

lynnie 11-03-2017 02:13 PM

beautiful work. love the quilting lines.

Bluebonnets 11-03-2017 03:16 PM

Beautiful quilt!

Sync 11-03-2017 03:40 PM

Absolutely gorgeous.

Jingle 11-03-2017 07:23 PM

Absolutely beautiful, might work with 2-1/2" scraps. I use 2-1/2" scrap strips in other ways.

SheriR 11-03-2017 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by JENNR8R (Post 7937129)
Here is a link to what SheriR taught us about making the Dresdens:

https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...274596-25.html

She shared how to do them on posts: 971, 972, 974, 975, 1105, 1106, 1107, and 1108

Gosh JENN, It took me a bit to find these posts and here you have them already!! You're the best. I think it's so cool you used our tutorial on your quilt. The little Dresden's finish your candy quilt so sweetly. Again, great job!

JuneBillie 11-03-2017 07:46 PM

Beautiful quilt.

D.Henson 11-03-2017 08:09 PM

Beautiful quilt!

copycat 11-04-2017 01:43 AM


Originally Posted by JENNR8R (Post 7937129)
Here is a link to what SheriR taught us about making the Dresdens:

https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...274596-25.html

She shared how to do them on posts: 971, 972, 974, 975, 1105, 1106, 1107, and 1108

I am having trouble finding the posts listed above for making the Dresden block. How do I go about searching for the posts? Thank you!

sinceresissy 11-04-2017 02:19 AM

Great looking quilt. I cut my left overs into 2-1/2" squares too so your quilt would be a good way to use some of them or hopefully a lot of them.

JENNR8R 11-04-2017 04:43 AM


Originally Posted by copycat (Post 7937428)
I am having trouble finding the posts listed above for making the Dresden block. How do I go about searching for the posts? Thank you!

Each post is numbered in the upper right-hand corner. If you click on the link, the first post is No. 961. Scroll down to post 971. Keep scrolling down to read the referenced posts. When you get to 1105, you will need to go to the next page.

"She shared how to do them on posts: 971, 972, 974, 975, 1105, 1106, 1107, and 1108."

trolleystation 11-04-2017 04:53 AM

Wow Wonderful

sprice 11-04-2017 04:58 AM

Beautiful quilt!! I'm heading for the link.

meanmom 11-04-2017 05:28 AM

Oh wow. I love this. I was looking for something like this to make for my granddaughter. This is perfect. Exactly what I was looking for.

buddy'smom 11-04-2017 06:04 AM

Very stunning quilt, great job.

lorimax5859 11-04-2017 06:29 AM

I love your quilt!

Minnesewta-sam 11-04-2017 06:38 AM

Very pretty quilt. Love the little Dresden borders. Thanks for sharing!

janjanq 11-04-2017 06:43 AM

Now I know what I want to do with all the 2 1/2" squares I've been saving! Please do the tutorial. Love the quilting too, especially the little hearts above the pieced hearts.

Boston1954 11-04-2017 07:00 AM

Oh that's wonderful! What a terrific way to use up leftovers. You did a great job.

llong0233 11-04-2017 07:25 AM

Beautiful in every way. Your piecing is perfect and the quilting works so well. P.S. Love the giraffe lamp!

JENNR8R 11-04-2017 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by llong0233 (Post 7937633)
P.S. Love the giraffe lamp!

Oh I love my giraffe lamp too! I've owned it for 45 years, and it still makes me smile when I look at it. :)


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