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January 23, 2015

ModaChallengeLogo1Did you hear that EQ7 is hosting a block design contest to feature the Fresh Cut line by Basic Grey?  It’s wonderful fabric, and put me in mind of the Necco Wafers we all loved as kids.

Don’t you think these have a related feel!?


Here is my block:

Necco Wafer Block - by Lettyb

And here is the Necco Wafer Quilt I envision:

Necco Wafer Quilt

I’m excited to have had a bit of design inspiration.  I’m still knitting more than sewing – but who knows, this may just get me into the swing of things again?

Wish me luck.  I’ll enter my block on the 30th of this month, and a winner will be chosen soon after.

May your spool be endless,


Contest Update: picture me making a game-show buzzer noise here… 😦  Ah well!

21 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2015 7:40 am

    Definitely wishing you luck on this! Your design is truly inspiring considering these Necco colored fabrics….and the X’s remind me of the wafer sandwich cookies we loved as kids 🙂

    • January 23, 2015 7:48 am

      Thanks – yes I remember those Still one of my favorites! Definitely would be lured into the gingerbread house if those were on it!

  2. January 23, 2015 8:13 am

    Love it. He could wafers. Used to use those as communion wafers when playing church as a kid. You’re right. The colors and feel are the same 🙂

    • January 23, 2015 8:14 am

      He could wafers should be necco wafers. Lol

      • January 23, 2015 8:21 am

        LOL Jean, I totally knew what you meant. Glad you like it. I think your use of Necco Wafers is too cute 🙂

  3. Marion permalink
    January 23, 2015 9:45 am

    Good luck. The block really does make you think of the wafers.

    • January 23, 2015 10:02 am

      Thanks so much! I’ll be sure to report back 🙂

  4. January 23, 2015 6:22 pm

    I can totally see this made up in real life!! Love it!

  5. January 24, 2015 7:48 am

    Fun how you used the colors in the fabric line to inspire your design Letty :o) Good luck!

  6. Shirley M permalink
    January 24, 2015 2:40 pm

    Wow,it’s amazing, good luck.

  7. January 25, 2015 1:23 am

    i love your design!! Great block! I’ve never heard of those wafers before but the colours are so fun!

  8. January 25, 2015 8:33 am

    Thanks Lucy. These must be American. I just read that they sell 630 million each year – no typo, six hundred and thirty million a year!!!!

  9. January 26, 2015 7:48 am

    Great design. Don’t apologize about the knitting – these disciplines have a way of supporting each other and keeping one’s creative juices from getting stale. I remember Necco wafers and your design does justice to them and to the fabric. Good luck!

  10. January 26, 2015 3:44 pm

    Thanks Moni, I agree that there are so many good opportunities for cross-pollination. Just feel a teeny bit bad since this is, after all, a quilting blog 🙂 So glad you like the Necco design!!

  11. billiemick permalink
    January 27, 2015 12:50 pm

    So love your block and I do remember loving those candies as well. Now I want some…LOL.

    • January 27, 2015 2:35 pm

      Isn’t’ that too funny how just thinking about them makes you want them?! I’m thrilled you like the block design 🙂

  12. March 15, 2015 4:53 pm

    That’s a really cool block!

    • March 16, 2015 4:54 am

      Thank you – I really think it would make a fun quilt!

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