I wrote yesterday that my Scrap Squad quilt has been posted over at the Quiltmaker blog. Click here to read more about the quilt.
Four of the six of us on the Scrap Squad wanted to make the Candy Cane Crush because it's such a great pattern. It is so interesting to see the various versions, and so for your viewing pleasure, here they are side by side (or top to bottom)...
The original design from the November/December issue of the magazine is called "Candy Cane Crush". The pattern is by Sandra Clemons and was made in red and white.
Julie from Idaho made her queen sized version of the quilt in gorgeous purple fabrics and called it "Violets". She also made a piano key border that beautifully frames the design. You can read all about it here.
Keri from Arizona made her scrappy version of Candy Cane Crush using the quilt-as-you-go technique. She added red sashings to match the border. You can read more about how she made her quilt here.
Donna from Pennsylvania started with the red and white colours and made the most intensely pieced scrappy quilt ever! Even her background pieces were scrappy so the total number of 1.5" squares cut and sewn is 6,699! Can you believe it?!? You can read more about her quilt here.
My version of the quilt has the blocks set on point so it looks a little different, but you can tell these quilts are all related. They are quilty cousins, made from the same genetic material/pattern, and reconfigured in unique ways! If I was independently wealthy, I'd fly all these quilted cousins (and their creators) to somewhere wonderful and we would meet in person and see each other's quilts in real life instead of on computers in blog land.
I have loved being part of the 2015 Scrap Squad and will be so sad when it's over. We have one more quilt to make for the beginning of 2016, and for our last project we can pick any Quiltmaker pattern we want. That's a lot of choice and a bit overwhelming.