Friday, August 1, 2014

August's Block is Out!

Do you have a 'Sweet Tooth', I know I sure do! Every Christmas I make several batches of homemade caramel. Love caramel, so yummy. My nieces and nephews help me wrap  the caramel, they enjoy the samples while they wrap away. This month's strip is a row of wrapped candy. So what kind of candy will you have? Caramel, homemade taffy, butterscotch buttons or cinnamon red hot disks? Have fun with this month's section.

You can make all the candies with the same fabric, or mix it up and make each wrapper a different color. For my candies I used a red strip since I wrap my caramels in pretty wax paper for the holidays. I have also decided to make the background scrappy using two blue fabrics of the same hue.

 The 'Sweet Tooth' pattern can be found  HERE and on Craftsy. The pattern is free for the month of August. If you missed Chilly Silly Snowmen, Cozy Cabin or Big Tree, Sparkling Stars, Fir Tree, Northern Hockey Skates or Toasty Mugs, it's not too late to get the patterns. They can be found for a small fee on Etsy and Craftsy.

The fabrics I have chosen to do my 'Sweet Tooth' strip with...
Using a pen or pencil, draw a line from corner to corner.
 Pair with a blue background square,
right sides together, sew a scant
1/4" seam on each side of the line.
With your rotary cut, cut from corner to corner,
 then cut from corner to corner again.
From one block your will get 8 triangle sections.
From these eight sections,  sew together 4 hour glass blocks.
Square them up to measure 2 1/2" square.  I had to pay attention
to the stripes in my fabric when piecing together my hour glass blocks.
I laid my blocks out alternating the direction of my stripe
on my 'candy' blocks (hour glass blocks)
Following the strip layout it's time to piece your strip together. 
'Sweet Tooth'
August's section

Remember to post your finished Sweet Tooth strip onto the Flickr account for a chance to win the prize at the end of the month! If you blog about it, please email me a link so that I can attach it to the Pinterest Board I have going for the BOM 2014. I hope you have fun with this section of the mystery quilt. It can easily be done in a weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's candies! As you can see with the quilt layout that the quilt is coming along nicely. There's still some surprises! 'll be announcing the prize for this month's block around the 15th and the winner will be announced on September 1st, when the next section is out.

Happy Quilting,

LILYCAT777 won a fat quarter bundle from Henry Glass Fabrics!
Please email me your address so that I can send you your awesome prize!


  1. I love the candy, I'm going to have to think about what material I am going to use for mine. I think I mint have some peppermint candy material, I'll have to look!

  2. This quilt just keeps getting more and more adorable :)

  3. This is such fun! I can't wait till the start of each month to see your new block. I've never done this online before and love it! Thank you!