Scraps Are Perfect for This Sweet Block

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Make One or Combine Several for a Pretty Quilt!

This sweet block is perfect for using up some of those 1 1/2″ squares in your scrap bag. Traditionally called “Single Irish Chain”, the sweet colors prompted the designer to call it “Penny Candy.”

Whatever you choose to name yours, select colors that work well together, and choose either a plain background or go with low-volume prints like those shown in the example.

Penny Candy Quilt Block

One of these oversized blocks can be finished off into a pretty table or wall quilt. Or combine several for a larger project.

Penny Candy Quilt Block

In the photo above the block is on one of Lori’s DIY design boards, showing you how it could look finished off with a border and binding.

The finished block, from Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet, isĀ 15 1/2″ square.

Click here for the free “Penny Candy” block tutorial.


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