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    Valentine Candy

    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!

    Since the main blocks are heart shapes, I thought it was appropriate to name the quilt "Valentine Candy."
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    This is just gorgeous. I am in another swap now but would love to join this next year if it's held.

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    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!

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    Beautiful quilt! Well done!
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    That is so pretty!
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    Too cute! Great quilting too.

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    that is soooo sweeet. love it! great job!

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    Ditto to what has been said. Is this your pattern? Love the quilting. BrendaK
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    Beautiful quilt, and love the mini dresdens
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    I love it! Now I want to go cut up all my jelly roll strips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JENNR8R View Post
    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

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    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!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by redstilettos View Post
    Mucho, lots, oodles, many, plethora, voluminous amounts of interest
    Your wish is my command: https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...ml#post7937113

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziSew View Post
    (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

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

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    What a great quilt!

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    Not what I expected to see - but very nice!

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

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    Oh my goodness, this is beautiful. Great job!!!
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    beautiful work. love the quilting lines.
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    Beautiful quilt!
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    Absolutely gorgeous.
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    Absolutely beautiful, might work with 2-1/2" scraps. I use 2-1/2" scrap strips in other ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JENNR8R View Post
    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!
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