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Monday, March 8, 2010

Featured Quilt of the Week - "Candy Patches"

As I started constructing this baby quilt and putting completed blocks up on my design wall, the colored patches on the neutral background reminded me of the dots of colored candy we used to get on the strips of white paper when I was small. Anybody else remember those?

As usual, I tend toward an old-fashioned feel for most of my quilts and because I randomly chose both the colored squares and the neutrals from my scrap basket, I think this one looks as if it might have been made a hundred and fifty years years ago from someones carefully saved scraps.

For the backing fabric, I used a simple red dot on a white background.

There is something about polka dots, large or small, that I find so appealing. Always good in a quilt for a little one.

I used a meandering quilting design but quilted only on the neutral fabrics leaving the colored squares to stand out on their own. I didn't want any of them to slip into the background.

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Have a great week, everyone, and I hope you have time for lots of quilting!


Diane said...

Beautiful! I love the little pops of some of the brighter colors like the oragne.

beth said...

OOOh! I love all those prints! I just bought a few "30's fabrics" today...but they're not as cute as what you've got there! Such a cheery quilt! The scrappy whites/lights are great too!

wishes, true and kind said...

I love polka dots, too, and there's just nothing like red dots on white.

Jenyfer Matthews said...

That is so cheerful and bright. And I too love polka dots!

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Diane - Thank you, ma'am! Gotta have those bright colors in there!

Hey, Beth - I wondered for a while if I made a mistake using some of the "beige-ish" neutrals in there with the whites, but now I think I like the over-all look.

Hi, Joan - I may be prejudiced but I like RED in just about all quilts!

Hi, Jen - Thank you, as usual, for your encouragement!

Lisa said...

Very nice! I love the 30's reproductions, actually have some I've been trying to figure out what to do with.... now I think I know! =) This is great for using up scraps!!

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Lisa - Or even just alternate a 30s reproduction square with a neutral square for the whole quilt. That would be very old-fashioned looking and easy peasy!

Thanks for the nice words and thanks for commenting.