Craft Book Month: Candy Coated from Sunday Morning Quilts


Candy Coated from Sunday Morning Quilts

Thanks for stopping by for my day on the Craft Books Month blog hop! My project is “Candy Coated,” the cover quilt from Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.

If you haven’t picked up this book yet, you really should. I think I love every single pattern in there. So many I want to make, so little time! (There aren’t many books out there I can say that about.) In fact, it was difficult to choose just one for this post. Fortunately, this quilt is going to be a wedding gift, so I ended up choosing the one I thought the happy couple would like the most and started gleefully chopping up my scraps.

Candy Coated quilt
I followed the pattern in the book to a T, and that’s rare for me these days. (Another sign of how much I like this book!) I stuck with the three-color-scheme of the original quilt (although I used a different trio of colors), I cut all my string scraps to the sizes from the book, and I even quilted it the same as the original, with wavy lines going in the opposite direction of the strings.

Candy Coated quilt
The result is a fabulous scrap quilt that’s still modern and not overwhelming scrappy. : ) I pretty much cleared out my gray scrap bin on this one—in fact, I even had to supplement a bit from my stash. And this was such a fun, low-pressure project to sew. Sewing strings together in this way is low-key and doesn’t require a whole lot of thought or concentration, and that’s exactly the kind of project I needed last week.

Candy Coated - the back
The back is just pieced together sections of coordinating fabric from my stash.

Candy Coated from Sunday Morning Quilts
I think it’s a great fall quilt. : )

Have you been following all the Craft Book Month posts over at Craft Buds? So many beautiful projects from craft books have been featured over there! And of course: Prizes. Need I say more? Here’s the full schedule:

Sunday 9/2: Hopeful Threads / The Jolly Jabber
Monday 9/3: Stitchery Dickory DockMe Sew Crazy
Tuesday 9/4: Olive & OllieSew Sweetness
Wednesday 9/5: Fabric SeedsThe Busy Bean
Thursday 9/6: CraftFoxesStitched In Color
Friday 9/7: Katie’s KornerA Prairie Sunrise

Week Two
Sunday 9/9: Sweet Diesel Designsmissknitta’s studio
Monday 9/10: Sew TaraClover and Violet
Tuesday 9/11: Sew Fantasticamylouwho
Wednesday 9/12: Projektownia JednoiglecTwo More Seconds
Thursday 9/13: Ellison Lane QuiltsDon’t Call Me Betsy
Friday 9/14: Live a Colorful LifeLRstitched

Week Three
Sunday 9/16: Fairy Face DesignsCanoe Ridge Creations
Monday 9/17: Inspire Me GreyFreshly Pieced
Tuesday 9/18: Lindsay SewsThe Cute Life
Wednesday 9/19: The Littlest ThistleSew Crafty Jess
Thursday 9/20: Urban Stitchesimagine gnats
Friday 9/21: Sew Bittersweet DesignsThe Plaid Scottie

Week Four

Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from Sept 23-30 from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, October, 1.
41 replies
  1. Doreen
    Doreen says:

    A perfect wedding quilt….fun, bright/cheery, cozy, scrappy and (from your point of view!)frugal….congrats on using your scraps and stash (a goal I MUST make number '1'!!!!). The quilting is so perfect!

  2. granniegee
    granniegee says:

    Sunday Morning Quilts is really growing on me! I do a lot of sewing quilt tops for my daughter's church quilting group, and they are constantly giving me projects that someone started and never finished, so I cut them up to give them new life. Your project really fits the bill. The quilt is great, and so is your blog. Thanks for jump-starting my Monday.

  3. Lee Heinrich
    Lee Heinrich says:

    Love, love, love your version of the quilt! The colors are perfect! This quilt (and the photo on the cover of the book) had me sold before I even saw any of the other projects in it! And I agree– it's one of the few books I've seen where I really want to make a bunch of the quilts!

  4. Suz
    Suz says:

    I think I seriously need to add some grey prints to my stash. What greys would you not be able to live without? I love the Denyse Schmidt leaf grey… but what are some of the others? I worry about choosing greys online as it is hard to judge whether they are too cool or warm.

  5. Sarah Watson
    Sarah Watson says:

    Hey! I feel like I very rarely see the quilt that someone's quilt is based on, along with their work. Thanks so much for showing that. Sometimes I have really hard time seeing a quilt on a book cover and trying to imagine it with other fabrics. Love your color scheme.

  6. Lee Heinrich
    Lee Heinrich says:

    Your quilt is terrific. I like how showed us in a few easy steps how to get a great quilt from a terrific book (I had that one too!). You've almost persuaded me to start cutting up my scraps and get one underway. First things first, though, and that's finishin up the Portuguese Tile Quilt. As soon as class is over tomorrow. . .

    Elizabeth E.

  7. Tessa Marie
    Tessa Marie says:

    LOVE IT! The colors are to die for!! I have got to make this quilt. I have the book already – it seems to be a big favorite of everyones, doesn't it! You are brilliant, Lee. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!


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