Friday, May 16, 2014

candy coated 3 complete

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
Candy coated 3 is now complete! (This quilt really deserves a more creative name, but I seem to be sorely lacking in that area.) Anyway, after a week with waaaaay too much going on, it feels great to have a finish to celebrate! Pattern is candy coated, from Sunday Morning Quilts. Fabric (for the top) is 100% scraps!
It's quilted very simply, like the one in the book. This is just a free hand squiggle done from side to side about an inch or so apart. (I used my free motion foot with the feed dogs down.) It creates a beautiful, soft texture. I used wool batting for the first time and I really, REALLY like it!
For the backing I used just two fabrics. The multi-colored floral is a linen fabric that came on a decorator bolt, so it is 54" wide. That made piecing the back easy...just two fabrics and I was done. Yay! The fabulous orange floral is an older one from dear stella. It's got a great hand (feel) to it, so this is going to be one fantastic quilt to wrap up in! Gray polka dot binding is a nice finishing touch.
The finished quilt measures 65" x 88". I can't wait to sleep under it!

Oh! I nearly forgot! This is scrap project #72/101.

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!

39 comments:

Jessica Hadden said...

Love this scrappy candy coated joy! Yummy!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I seriously wish I had scraps as wonderful as yours! I love your finish!

Gigi Pereira said...

This is one of my favorites that you've posted on here. I completely love this quilt!

Michelle said...

That quilt is just beautiful.

Carola said...

I have come to love wool batting. It is light and warm and washes well. Which one do you use and where do you get it. I often have difficulties to obtain it in Germany.

Svetlana said...

pure gorgeousness!!!! Love absolutely everything about this quilt. I might have to start making one this weekend :)

A Nudge said...

So colorful! I could happily sleep under that quilt too. You have such great finishes for your scraps. Thanks for sharing.

cheerfulhomemaker said...

It looks fantastic! I love all of the fun colors. :)

Christine Feldstein said...

Wonderful quilt! Scrap quilts are so joyful and spontaneous! Congratulations.

Anthony and Sharon said...

So...a name... I can't think of what it's called, but you know (especially back in the day) when a television station would go out and there would be just a bunch of colored stripes on the screen? That's what it reminds me of. (in a good way of course!!!) Maybe something like, "Technical difficulties" (nah, not cozy enough) "we interrupt this show to bring you a quilt" (too long?) hmmm... have to think on it. I really like this one!

Rachel said...

Love this pattern!

Kris said...

BEEEUtiful!!
xo Kris

Donna~~ said...

Very nice. I need to make one of these and stop coveting yours! Love your quilt top in the prior post too!

Di~ said...

Beautiful, Really.

Nicole said...

Beautiful quilt! What a different look from the quilt in the book!

Emily said...

We you're cooking on your scrap projects. I had no idea you were already up to #72.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Another beautiful scrappy quilt! The orange on the back is gorgeous and love the binding too!

Anina said...

Lovely! Makes me want to jump into my scrap pile!

hydeeannsews said...

such a perfect mix of values here! great finish. and i LOVE that backing. =)

you are getting pretty far along on that scrap project total!

Allison said...

I love the riot of colors in this quilt! you are making great progress on your goal of 101 scrap projects!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I love every version of this quilt! I'd be interested to hear about the wool batting. I've never used it before.

Kris said...

Good Grief...I love your finish. I am just sitting still while you are a whirlwind of creativity!!

wombatquilts.com said...

I am constantly in awe of what you do with scraps.

Muddling Through said...

What a perfect scrappy quilt!

Lorna McMahon said...

Sweet As Candy! Hey, is that a good name? Love the simple quilting. And that wool batting makes this gorgeous quilt look soft and squishy. What a fun and cuddly looking quilt!

Annemieke said...

Very nice one again, I can imagine really using this quilt. I'm still enjoing your book!
Groetjes
Annemieke

Quilter Kathy said...

Gorgeous! This must be one of your all time favorites!

Clair said...

Last weekend I was at Bay Window Quilt Shop and someone had used your pattern to make the Candy Coated Quilt and it was in the store window along with your book. I guess I should try to make one, too, but I would probably do it in blues.

Carol Jordan said...

This quilt makes me think of the display of Jelly Bellies at the grocery store.
Every color you can imagine. This is a definite "cheer up quilt".

Janice Budgell said...

I absolutely love it! Beautiful! :)

Lisa Lisa said...

This is amazing! Absolutely love everything you do with your scraps. I'm going to have to try the wool batting with one of my future quilts.

April Hunt said...

State Fair. From a distance it makes me think of a bunch of ribbons won at the fair. Man, what I would've given to win a POLKADOT ribbon back then...haha. You've got a real gift with scraps!

Also, I don't think I've heard of wool batting. Thank you for sharing about it.

tahoe34 said...

Amanda, Your quilt is (as always) beautiful. Do you do all of your quilting on your Juki?

Carla said...

Oh, I love it so, Amanda! I want to make one too!

Lisa Wallert-Johnson said...

I love it, it's beautiful. Your scraps are lovely, I can see why you can't bear to throw any away! You are getting up there on the scrap projects. Yay, very exciting!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

I really love this quilt, so bright and cheery!

Anna said...

Just letting you know that I want to steal this! So good.

Lynne Tilley said...

This is just the best darned quilt. SO HAPPY. I love it!

2 bees said...

Honestly! How can you freehand those lines so perfectly uniformly!