Sweet Shoppe in SIMPLE QUILTS & SEWING (Winter 2012)

Hello Friends, I showed you this sneak peek a few months ago…

Now I can show you the quilt in its entirety!  Here it is… tadah!!

[Image Source: Simple Quilts & Sewing]

My Sweet Shoppe quilt is my first ever quilt being featured by Simple Quilts & Sewing by QUILT magazine.  Needless to say, I am more than excited.  Let’s walk in the Sweet Shoppe a bit and sample the different flavors, shall we?  The good thing is the sugar sweetness featured today is completely calorie-free!

Let’s start with my favorite — Belgian dark chocolate with raspberry bits in the swirl.

And then, we have here the espresso delight.

I call this the caramel coffee bean sensation.

And here is strawberry creme-filled white chocolate.

Here are a few fruity-flavored fusions.   Try saying that really quick three times. ;)

And the last one we have here in our sampler is New England peppermint.

The fabrics I used in the quilt are from RJR’s The Sweet Scoop (design by Dan Morris) and Crazy for Dots and Stripes collection.  Click on the mentioned fabric lines to see the full range of fabrics in the collections.  Honestly, how could anyone not love those fabrics? ;)

You will notice that my candies take on a bit of a dimensional look — that’s because I actually stuffed my candies before fusing the circles shut.

I used bows tied from ribbons to add a bit of something to the finished candies.

Quilting was kept simple for the whimsical feel of the quilt.  As always, quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton threads over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  You can see my Jester’s Hat quilting motif in the border.

You may email Bear Paw Quilts & More at bearpawquilts@sti.net (Phone number 559-683-7397) if you wish to purchase the quilt kit.  Price is $47.50 for quilt top and binding.

I hope you enjoyed our little visit to the Sweet Shoppe together.

Have a sweet-alicious day!