Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, October 7, 2016

Candy Corn

Don't this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge colors make you think of candy corn?  Yum!

                                                    
Earlier this year, I came across some candy corn fabric in my stash and ended up using it in some of my April RSC blocks.


When October rolled around and the colors for the month turned out to be orange and yellow, I immediately thought of that fabric and decided I wanted to make something else out of it!  I also wanted to try some Relief Quilting based on this tutorial by Bernie at Needle and Foot.   

So... combining some candy corn fabric and trying out some letters made with relief quilting, here is what I ended up with!


I love how this turned out!  I have never made any Halloween decorations for my house before, so this was fun to work on and now I'll enjoy using it for the rest of the month!


Bernie's tutorial for the relief quilting was excellent, and so easy to follow.  Even though my lines of stitching are a bit wonky here and there, I really like how the letters turned out.  I used a scrap of batting which was a bit loftier than my usual Warm and Natural, and that helped the letters puff out and created some great texture.  The rest of the quilting is a combination of stitch in the ditch and some wavy, criss-crossing lines in the borders.

The backing is a fun yellow polka dot, and the binding is a combination of my two candy corn fabrics.


Having been out of town for the last week, and wanting to get this finished when I got home, I haven't done much with my RSC blocks yet this month, but that is my plan for this weekend.  It's going to be exciting to see where those projects are headed next.  I'll post an update on those soon!

Linking up with Needle and Foot's Halloween Linky Party here
and So Scrappy for Scrap Happy Saturday here.






15 comments:

  1. That is adorable Diann! Great Halloween finish :)

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  2. Very fun! Great fabric choices and the quilting looks great.

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  3. omg I so love that fabric and your Boo! LOve it lots along with your display. I think the background filler could even be zig zaggy or slightly wavy and be very halloween. What a good mix of fabrics and sewing and of course I love a word on a quilt!!
    LeeAnna

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  4. It's so cute! Halloween is so fun to decorate for:-)

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  5. Your little mini turned out really cute! I haven't tried that project yet, but every time I see it, I'm tempted. You'll enjoy this for years to come! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  6. Cute! And now you have a new Halloween decoration!

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  7. Oh, that is too perfect! What a fun decoration you've made! (Off now to take a gander at the tutorial. Thanks!)

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  8. Yes, I thought candy corn too!

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  9. The best use for candy corn because it is permanent and calorie-free. A charming piece and the letters stand out so nic and puffy. Great job!

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  10. This looks awesome Diann!! Great choice for a fun Halloween decoration. Love that you enjoyed the tutorial. Thank you for linking up at Handmade Halloween! 🎃

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  11. What a cute little quilt and I love the use of relief quilting! Christine x

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  12. Oh my gosh - I love this! Fabrics are adorable.

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  13. LOVE your relief quilted BOO wall hanging!! MUST. Try. This technique!!!

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