The Candy Quilt

This quilt marked a huge milestone for me. It was my tenth, finished right around 6 months from when I first took sewing lessons and took off piecing, layering and binding. I started with a multi-colored polka dot print, pulling colors from it. The lovely Beth at my favorite fabric store (Rock Paper Scissors in Montclair) suggested using a red linen, and though I wasn’t sure about it, it turned out really well. I used the polka dots for the back and binding.

The finished quilt measured 44″ square.

I also tried free motion quilting, this time in a loopy design, to really nice effect.

I really liked working with such a colorful bunch of fabrics.