Happy 1st of October! To get you excited for the upcoming holidays, we are sharing another installment of our Quilts We’ve Made feature. Today’s quilt is the Candy Corn Four Patch.I wish I still had these prints of tiny candy corn, funny-eyed pumpkins and small witches (by Aunt Grace, I believe). This was one of the first quilts I made and it came in a kit, all pre-cut and ready to go. Sometimes it’s fun to sew from a kit–no thinking–just an audio book and your sewing machine. I was charmed by the fabrics and the pattern was so simple–four patches set in larger four patches running diagonally.Since there wasn’t enough matching fabric for the back and binding, it has a scrappy pieced back and different strips of binding. I thought I was being so inventive and 30’s thrifty. Then I found out that everybody does that. It could be called a quilt of firsts. The beauty and joy of the process of piecing, quilting, and binding is that we learn something new with each quilt we create. This little Halloween quilt hangs on the banister each October and reminds me that I learned to measure and fit borders when I made it, I found out that pieced backs are cooler that way, and scrappy bindings are more interesting than plain. And that I have always loved and never tire of 30’s green.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the Candy Corn Four Patch Quilt. For a look at the Halloween fabrics we have in stock, visit our shop here. If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you in the comment form below.