I so excited to be kicking of the holiday season with the Solstice Sampler. This is my second time participating in the Solstice sampler fun and boy, are the blocks this year amazing.
The Solstice Sampler is a FREE quilt along project organised by Amber of Alderwood Studio. One quilt block is released each week from nine different quilt designers. It runs from 10 October 2022 to 12 December 2022. You can get more information and join the Solstice Sampler quilt along here.
This year, l decided to go curve free with this fun, very quick and easy make. Enter in, the Candy Wrapped quilt block. Will it be a full pattern, for sure it will be (but that's for next year). For now, let's enjoy the sampler fun.
About the block
The Candy Wrapped quilt block was inspired by that yummy striped candy and pretty ribbon snuggly wrapped around your Christmas gifts. I struggled to come up with a name that wasn't taken already but love candy wrapped as it speaks to both my inspirations of this block. It's heart warming to see it amongst the other Solstice Sampler 2022 blocks.
Handy tips to sewing your scant 1/4" seam:
3 or 4 layers of masking tape placed on the machine to act as a makeshift edge to align fabric against.
Fabric aligned to the masking tape leaving a tiny gap from the presser foot
If/when you make the Candy Wrapped quilt block, be sure to tag me on Instagram using the hashtags #lynsavenuepatterns, #candywrappedquilt and #solsticesampler2022. I'm looking forward to seeing your blocks.
Designers for the Solstice Sampler 2022 are:
Hi there, my name is Lynett and welcome to my Avenue!
I have an insane addiction to fabric and can happily spend all day in a fabric shop just ogling, touching and maybe(most likely) buying some. l only need a teensy bit of encouragement and l will shop up. I find so much joy in seeing new life breathed into these fabrics, turning them into some lovely modern makes to use in the home or gift to a special someone.
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