Moda Bake Shop Day: Candy Wishes with Giveaway


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I love Moda Bake Shop Days and today is one of them.  Our latest quilt, Candy Wishes, is being featured on Moda Bake Shop today.  Keep reading for more info on the giveaway from Fat Quarter Shop.

Moda comes up with lots of challenges for us Chefs and the challenge for the month of January was to come up with projects that used the mine charm packs called Moda Candy.  Well I hadn’t played much with the new pack so I thought I would give it try.  I figured most of the other chefs would be making small projects so I decided to think big and make a quilt.

This uses two charm packs and is very easy.  I sat down and sewed the entire top in an afternoon/evening setting.  Another fun fact-there are no seams to match so if you are teaching a beginner to sew or if you yourself are a beginner, this is a great quilt to start with.


Who’s holding that quilt…Peek a boo…it’s my son Karl!!  I love having this guy home from college!!


…but I digress.  Back to the quilt.  How it got made is quite a saga.  I sent the design in for approval a week or so before Thanksgiving.  I expected the fabric after Thanksgiving and had time scheduled to sew.   Between mix ups and miss communication I didn’t get the fabric until the 19th.  Well by then the holidays had kicked in around here.  I’ve been scrambling to get time to get it finished by my December 31st publishing date…good news is, I made the deadline!!  (odd news-scheduling got screwed up and it wasn’t posted until today!)

For quilting I used a off white thread on the front and back.  I did a wave with a swirl across the whole quilt.  I loaded it into the machine width-wise so I could travel the length of the quilt.


On the red border and on the squares I peddled it with small circles.  I had honestly intended on doing some fancier quilting but time was not my friend and I settled with this.

The backing fabric is WONDERFUL.  I wish I had yards of it to back other quilts too.


This quilt doesn’t have a home as of yet.  I think it is going to go with the next batch of charity quilts that gets sent out.

Quilting Fabric at the Fat Quarter Shop

Okay, about the giveaway….Fat Quarter Shop is giving away two mini charms of the fabric line Wrens Friends.  That’s the same line our latest Quilty Magazine quilt was made from.  It’s so cute!!  If you’d like a chance to win, just leave a comment here telling if you have purchased a mini charm pack before.  We’ll pick a winner next week.

If you like giveaways we have another one going on here.

Today, we are hooking up with……Confessions of a Fabric AddictLink a Finish Friday,Freedom Fridays, and Crazy Mom Quilts.

199 thoughts on “Moda Bake Shop Day: Candy Wishes with Giveaway”

  1. yes, I’ve purchased both charm packs and candy packs: I love them. and I like to haunt the moda bake shop site to look for fun patterns to make with them. I really love the pre-cuts- it makes it so much easier to just sit down and quilt!

  2. Wow! I love this quilt,all of it! The beauty is in it’s simplicity, so lovely. I like the fact it looks so clean in design, and it is a little faster to put together. After Christmas, I am so ready for that! I love the fabric chosen and that backing is so colorful! I have purchased a few mini charm packs,but have not used them. I do love precuts,gets you sewing faster. I was especially looking at your quilting, I love that too, it just works with this design,and very doable..Overall, an instant favorite!

  3. I’ve purchased several mini charm packs, they’re easy and fun to work with! Simply put, the precuts make quilting quicker, and you can use all the fabrics in a line!

  4. I usually buy at least 2 matching mini-charms (one to use, one to keep!) and often get more–love these little guys. I’ve made a few quilts with them too! I recently made El’s ‘new’ signature pattern Double 4-patch with a couple of Glamping mini-charms. Sew much fun!

  5. I love mini charm squares. I belong to the Fat Quarter Shop mini charm of the month. And I can’t wait each month to receive my batch of mini charms. I am collecting patterns to use up my min charms and this quilt pattern will do just fine. Thanks for the give a way.

  6. I purchased a sampler box of the mini charms and made simple 4-patch quilt. It had all kinds of fabrics & colors & turned out great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. I’ve never bought a mini charm pack but I’ve used several regular charm packs. I’ve been afraid I wouldn’t be able to control such small squares. I suppose, just like everything else, there are tricks to master when sewing with them.

  8. I haven’t bought any of the mini charms as yet. Really had no idea how I would use one but this is such a cute quilt.

  9. I’ve been “collecting” mini charm packs! I made a table topper with the PB&J mini charms. I really like having the entire line of fabrics to use, too. I’m very tempted to make your Candy Wishes quilt! Thanks for the pattern and the chance to win!

  10. I purchased several mini charm packs in November — my local quilt shop lady is pretty smart, she keeps them in a cute basket on the counter by the register. I finally started looking them over at the beginning of December and realized I had enough fabric between the mini charms and my stash to make a really cute table runner for my mom — a gift she had been hinting about for quite a while. It turned out great — I loved, loved, loved working with the mini charm and best of all, my mom loved her gift.

  11. I love the clean, simplistic beauty of this quilt! I have purchased several mini charm packs, yet had no idea what to do with them as their tiny size intimidated me. I am excited to put a few together using this pattern! Thank you so much for making an easy one for us new quilters!

  12. Love this quilt. I have never bought a mini charm pack because I didn’t know what to make with it. This quilt is a great idea. I will make this if I win

  13. Great Quilt. I have a couple of pkgs. here but never knew what to do with them. I got the pkgs as a gift when I bought other yardage. This is a great and easy idea.

  14. I have bought several because they are so darn cute!!! I bought some for my quilty friends as part of their gift for Christmas this year and they were thrilled!!

  15. I’ve seen these before and I think they are just the sweetest thing going!!! Thanks for the chance! Love that quilt too!

  16. OMGoodness Jo! This is simplistically AWESOME!!!!!
    I haven’t purchased any mini-charms, but I did receive an adorable pack as a gift from a friend; it’s a lovely set of Civil war-ish RWB’s. This pattern would look AMAZING as a QOV using those up, with a lovely flag-cream background I have. I just hope I have enough of it; otherwise, off I go a’shopping!
    A+ on the pattern!

  17. Katrina Johnston

    I have not purchased any mini charm packs, but I did receive a free one from the Boo Crew line. I haven’t yet decided what to use it for, perhaps a Halloween table runner or coasters.

  18. I have purchased many of the mini charm packs. I do a lot with 21/2″ squares & love the variety I get with the charm packs.

  19. No, I haven’t purchased a mini charm pack. However, I was gifted with one and made a little table topper. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  20. I have never tried a mini charm pack, but I have tried other pre cuts. I am new to quilting and I love the pattern for its si,picity.

  21. I’m a beginning quilter and have been working mostly with panels and fat quarters. I haven’t bought a charm pack before but they look so cool.

  22. I have never purchased a mini charm pack or a candy pack – looks adorable! Your quilt is great – love the simplicity!!!

  23. I haven’t purchased a mini charm pack just yet. But am seeing more patterns to use them in that may just tip the scale to purchasing them. This is a cute and easy pattern. Thanks for sharing!!!

  24. I have purchased a a couple of mini charm packs, but have yet to make anything with them!
    Love this pattern, thanks!

  25. Love the simplicity of the quilt! I’ve never purchased mini charm pack before but would love to try them. Thanks for the chance to win ;c)

  26. Yes, I have purchased many mini charm packs. I subscribe to a Mini Charm of the Month Club. I like to have a sample of all fabrics in a product line. I can order additional fabric online knowing exactly what it looks like in person.

  27. Yes, indeed, I’ve purchased some mini charms and even made a small quilt with some. They are fun to use. Love your quilt. It is simple but striking!

  28. Margaret Schindler

    I have never bought mini charm packs yet. I just started buying layer cakes and charm squares last year. I have a hard time using them because they are so pretty just staring at me.

  29. I just bought some Moda Kansas Troubles II mini charms, four to be exact! I am anxious to get sewing projects from the KTQ’s “Loose Change” quilt book.

  30. Yes, I have purchased many of the mini charm packs. They remind me of little candies. Course that might be because I have them stored in an old Russell Stover candy tin that still smells like chocolate — yum! Now if I only made something out of them. LOL!

  31. Love the quilt! i’ve been looking for a neat pattern to give to my granddaughter who has discovered an interest in quilting. This is it. Thanks. kay

  32. Jennifer Collard

    I’ve never bought a mini charm pack and never knew there was such a thing. Guess I say 6 yards far too often!

  33. Thanks for the chance to win, my friend bought me a mini charm pack and I’ve been trying to decide what to make with it- I’m getting more ideas…!

  34. I’ve purchased one mini charm packto use in a tablerunner. They look like so much fun to play with – I didn’t think about using it like this for a large quilt. Thank you so much for the pattern and the chance to win!

  35. Yes, I have bought charm packs. As has been said, it makes thinks go together quicker. Would love the chance to win. Thanks Jo.

  36. I love these minis, I purchase them every chance I can and I have a nice collection but not these. It would be nice to win, thank you!

  37. I have not purchased a mini charm pack before. This quilt looks like fun for a beginner like me. Thanks for all the tutorials and suggestions.


  38. Valerie Boudier

    I haven’t purchased a Mini charm pack but I’ve won one in a raffle, I’ve also got loads of 2.5″ squares cut from scraps

  39. I’ve never purchased one before but I’m thinking how handy they would be for some quilts I want to make. Seeing some being purchased in the future!

  40. I bought a pack of silk squares at the International Quilt Show in Chicago several years ago and never knew what to do with them. Love the colors of them. Maybe I will make your quilt, it is so pretty and I love that it is quick to make!

  41. No, I have not bought mini charms pack partly because I never knew what to do with them. This quilt is the answer! It’s simplicity and modern look is what I like about it. Hope to win this! Thanks for the opportunity and the pattern!

  42. I have purchased a mini charm pack, and will be using it in a wall hanging for a monthly class that I take at Village Creek in Lodi, WI. The quilt you made is so cute, and think I will have to make one.

  43. No I haven’t bought any since I am on a fixed budget. I would love to though, I wouldn’t risk messing up when I am cutting my fabric! lol Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

  44. I have bought a few candy charm packs. I absolutely LOVE them. They’re fun to sew with and they make the coolest looking quilts. I’m currently making a baby quilt with 2 packs. I would love to win the candy since I’m expecting 2 more great nieces this year and need to make quilts for them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. I’ve never used the “mini’ before, but would LOVE the opportunity to create fromt them! I do love, love, love precuts as they make life so much more simple!!!

  46. I haven’t bought any mini charms – yet! I keep thinking they’d be so handy to have around when I need some extras for a scrap quilt or for the hexi projects I keep intending to make (but haven’t started yet!)

  47. Yes I have bought both the charm packs and one mini but haven’t done anything yet with the mini… am thinking this quilt wouldbe perfect!

  48. I have purchased layer cakes before but I have not yet purchased charm packs or mini packs before. I do think how easy it would be to use the precuts. I have sewn most of my life and I have always wanted to learn to quilt but I am just getting started and have 6 quilt tops done. I would love to try this quilt with a mini packs precuts. Thank you for the chance to win.

  49. Beautiful quilt, great job! Amazing you were able to get it done in such a tight time frame, hehe. Yes I have bought several of the mini charms, love them! I love finding new patterns and ways to use them.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  50. I have bought mini charms……just before the new year I picked out 8 that I really liked. Of course there are few mini charms I have seen that I haven’t liked…………….:)

  51. I have never purchased mini charms before. For the life of me, I don’t know why! But that’s about to end after seeing your sweet quilt!

  52. I have only bought 1 mini charm pack and quickly stitched it up with a matching charm pack and it turned out great! Am anxious to try an idea with a mini, charm and layer cake all in the same line. It is hard to find all three at local quilt shops. So, guess I should try Fat Quarter Shop!
    Thanks for giveaway opportunity!

  53. I have a whole drawer full of mini charm packs as I subscribed for a about a year to Fat Quarter Shop’s program where they would send me 4 or 5 new ones a month. This will be the perfect quilt to use some of them in.

  54. That’s a great project and I have a shoebox full of 2.5″ squares anyway! Leftovers from other projects. Karl doesn’t want to take it back to college with him? I’m surprised.

  55. Wow love it ! Easily adaptable to any size and so quick and easy great charity quilt idea. I have purchased 1 of the mini charm packs my 9 yr old picked it out on a quilt shop hop this last fall :-)

  56. I’ve bought these cute charm packs to make small projects like pouches and placemats. So much fun! Thanks for the giveaway. Your quilt in delightful and your son looks like a fun person to have around! :)

  57. I have never purchased a mini charm pack, but your quilt is an inspiration to do so in the very near future. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  58. Just love your Candy Wishes quilt, simply beautiful!
    I haven’t bought charm packs and/or candy packs, but at least now I know what to do with them when I see them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  59. I have never bought a mini charm pack, I have been seeing more and more projects made from them that are just wonderful. I would love to win some and give them a try thanks for the chance

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