I’ve continued with the Project Quilting challenge, which has a candy theme this week. My sweet treat for this challenge is Necco Wafers. They were my reward for being quiet in church when I was very young. They lasted a long time if you ate each piece individually, they weren’t messy, and they were my version of communion wafers.
As I’m not really a candy person I wouldn’t have done this challenge if I hadn’t wanted to try a new (to me) technique. Oh, I enjoy fine dark chocolate and eat Twizzlers when my dark side comes out, but a month without candy is no big deal for me.
When I read Lucie Summers’ Quilt Improv I realized I had never made a chevron quilt. Her method, based on Seminole piecing, seemed quick and scrap friendly. So, I decided that strips of chalky pastel solid type fabrics would look like stacked Necco wafers and I started creating chevrons.
Here’s the finished pillow, which awaits a pillow form. I made a button closure on the red-orange back.