Monday, October 29, 2012

Candy Corn is Complete!

Hi all!

I was so determined to get my Candy Corn Quilt finished before Halloween that I worked on it a lot!  You can see a short tutorial on the construction of this quilt here.

 

I also had my Go! Club on Saturday, and I was featuring the Tumbler dies so I really wanted to share this with the group.  So, to prevent myself from just showing the top - I loaded it onto my frame.

 
This is how my brain works LOL - I'd rather quilt it then load it again ;-)

 

I had this perfect 40 weight YLI variegated thread that I used for the middle - top and bobbin.  The spirals in the fabric became my inspiration for the quilting design.

 

I quilted the middle in an all-over spiral pattern and I quilted spider webs in the borders in a dark grey thread.  You can't really see the quilting in the borders all that well but it adds great texture - I hope that you can see the quilting!

 

I decided to use some left-over Halloween prints on the backs.  The two main prints have been borders and backs on a couple quilts so it seemed great to use them up on the back of this quilt!  A girl only needs so much Halloween yardage before you HAVE to do something or other with it! Anyways I like the effect of the fabrics on the back and it makes me feel good to use the stash.

I was able to show this at my Go! Club the morning after I finished it and everyone seemed to like it - yey!

So what do you think - are you going to make a Candy Corn quilt?  Or, maybe a table-runner?

Want to do me a favor?  I entered a Halloween quilt contest over at the Warm Company Facebook page and you can easily vote for my quilt by clicking on this picture http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151081917272385&set=o.261044530611534&type=1&theater and click like for me!!!   It will only take a second - I promise!

3 comments:

beaquilter said...

I want this DIE!!! did you "waste" more since you wanted the white on top?

Ariane said...

Oh this quilt is just perfect for Halloween!! I love it!!

Kathy said...

I just happen to have orange, yellow, and white strings everywhere! Great project for them. I need to sew one now. Now to figure how to add that black part. Did you just use your GO! strip cutter and add a strip to each one? I bet you did. Count me in for a vote!