Welcome Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks blog hoppers! My block is called Candy Colour Wheel, and you can find it on page 26 of the latest issue of the magazine, Winter 2015/Volume 12. I love scrappy quilts. I love the texture and movement, and all the colours and prints all mixed together, it just makes me happy to use up favorite bits and bobs, and is never boring to look at or work on!


I designed the block because of my love of a)Candy and b) Colour theory. The first influence behind the design was those yummy sour apple gummy candy rings, you know the ones that you can’t just eat one. Mmmm. Now I want some!

And of course being a designer, colour is my main influence behind everything I do. So of course had to use them all!

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This block has loads of potential for playing with the design.
You could do a whole quilt of multicolour rings, and make it super scrappy by using assorted neutrals and low volume prints for the block background.

scrappy quilt mockup

Or, make all the rings in shades of grey, with one in brilliant multi-colours.

greyscale quilt mockup

Or even all of the rings in just shades of one colour would be cool and a great stash buster too.

You could also play with the placement of the rings on the block background squares, to give them lots of bouncy movement. If you want them overlap into a neighbouring block, sew some of the backgrounds together first, then applique the rings in place.

scrappy bouncy quilt mockup

The sky is the limit and is open to play and experiment with!


And winner winner chicken dinner, bah bah da daaaah….


COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED, thank you to everyone who entered! I think the consensus of most popular colour in everyone’s stashes would be blue, seconded by green, then red. SEW much fun!

The lucky winner is Jennifer, who said, “I can’t believe how many yellows I have. WHICH would be fantastic backgrounds for your block! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.”
I’ve emailed you Jennifer, check your inbox!


For a giveaway, one lucky winner who comments on this blog post will win one copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Winter 2015 Volume 12. To enter, please leave a comment and tell us, what colour do you have most of in your stash?

We answered this Q at our last MQG meeting and my answer was “Vintage Sheet”, the funky, brilliantly coloured, retro style 60’s-70’s era bedsheets- I use them as quilt backs or cut them up into charms or scrappy pieces and work them into quilts or other sewing projects. I honestly have piles of them and much more of them than anything else in my stash by far!

So! Back to the draw, I’ll randomly draw one winner for one copy of the magazine on Friday November 20, 2015, by 5pm PST. The winner will receive the copy directly from the publisher. Please be sure to leave an active email address with your comment so I can get in touch with the winner!

colouringpageAlso, since I love colour, as I’m sure most quilty peeps do, instead of another draw, everyone can take part in this one. You can find a link below to a free colouring page that I illustrated. It’s in PDF format so you can download and print it out on regular 8.5”x11” paper and fill it with your favorite colours! (Personal use only please!)

And as always, feel free to find me on Instagram and tag me if you colour one of these up, I’d love to see!
You can find me here: @cynthiafrenette

Also, head back over the main Quiltmaker’s Blocks blog and visit all of the blogs and blocks, there’s lots of fun stuff to check out!

Here is the colouring page file, in PDF format (2.9MB), click thru to download, print, and enjoy!: