WIP#10: Peppered Rock Candy?

I have looked at the Rock Candy pattern by Jaybird Quilts so many times.

The peppered cottons remind me of Oakshott cottons, just a bit darker.  I had only seen these fabrics online.  The computer screen really can’t give you an accurate view of how amazing these fabric are.  I saw the kit while on my mini MN shop hop and couldn’t resist it!


I bought the kit, right down to the exact thread that they used!  I don’t normally quilt on my domestic machine, but the shop sample was quilted with variegated thread.  It was a simple straight line a ¼ in from the edge of the fabric.  I think I can handle this!  I’ve only quilted a few mug rugs.

The kit:



Rocky Candy Top:


I knew that I had bought the sidekick ruler.  I even spent time cleaning up my sewing room in my quest to find it.  I knew that I had put it somewhere “safe”.  Of course, I figured it out after I was all done cutting.  I used the template from the pattern.  As I was laying in bed trying to sleep, I remembered that I had bought the ruler in a Quilty Box purchase, a monthly quilt product club.  Next morning, I found it right away!  Isn’t that how things work, you find the item after you are done!


I must really like a pattern if I buy the same pattern 2 separate times!


This is all of the extra material from the kit I purchased.  I am betting that I could get 3 if not 4 more from that kit.  I have to admit, that I much prefer having plenty of extra fabric. I have been at the other end of the spectrum and been shorted on fabric in a kit.  What a pain in the ass!  Delays the project, especially for someone like me that tends to sew late at night.

Love it!! Next up quilting and binding!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilt’s Finish it up Friday!


About My Pieced Life

I am in love with all things quilting. My sewing room has many works-in-progress and a large stash of fabric. I have big plans and lots of ideas of creations I would like to make. My wonderful husband supports my obsession and Carson, my Australian terrier, keeps me company while I sew.
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2 Responses to WIP#10: Peppered Rock Candy?

  1. Eva says:

    That’s a classic – I also do put things on a “special” place so I would for sure find them… NOT! 😉
    Looks very nice – and you also have this little Ikea cart – I need, need, need it 🙂
    How is it possible to blog? Aren’t you already on holiday – nearby? 😀

    • I had a few blog posts done before I left for Germany! i was a bit crazy before i left trying to get stuff done and a blog post. I might just do a few picture only posts. We are loving Germany. Everyone has been to helpful! We are currently in Munich. We have tours scheduled for Sat. & Sun. leave for Berlin Monday.

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