Please check out Quilty Pleasures blog, by the wonderful folks at Quiltmaker Magazine, to see other features regarding this issue and blog hop.
This is the block that I designed for this issue, called Candy Stripe:
For the sample block for the magazine, I used my Fruitful Hands fabric line (shown above). But I also tried making a block using my Oh Holy Night fabric line:
I got the name for the block because it kind of reminded me of a wrapped candy for some reason
and also because, it is obviously striped.
You could arrange these blocks in a couple of different ways:
All blocks going in same direction.
Rotating alternating blocks 90 degrees creates a cool pattern.
Adding sashing really looks neat.
Blocks set on point.
Blocks set on point with the addition of sashing.
All of the above designs were done with the Christmas fabric. Here is one done with Fruitful Hands, which is more Spring-y/ Summer-y:
Speaking of Spring-y/ Summer-y things... what did everyone think of our latest e-magazine which went out last week? I hope you tried the cookie recipe- they were so good :)
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