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Who loves candy?

Who loves candy?

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lalexander

 

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We recently visited with Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's fame and asked her about her inspiration behind her Little Bites patterns.

I love candy and Moda Candy is the best.  

Inspiration?  As always, there are two things that inspire me for the patterns.  The first is what I still call the "puzzle" part of it all.  It's the geek-thing, the quilt-wonk part of my brain that wants to see what I can make from the "parts" I'm given.  There are only so many ways that you can cut a 2 1/2" square.  I think it's also the original "make it do" mentality of quilters from centuries ago - this is all I've got and I want to make something pretty with it.  That's also why I also set the completely arbitrary limit of only two mini charm packs per Little Bite quilt.  I can add background, sashing, border fabric, etc., but that's it.  

The second inspiration is the fabric - of course.  So often I have a base block and then the colors and prints in a particular collection will give me an idea for a variation that I hadn't thought of until that fabric.  Playing with the mini charm packs is just that - its a chance to play with something new, different and perhaps even outside my comfort zone.    

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There are eight new Little Bites patterns coming for Market.  As with the first eight patterns, each new title will have at least two different projects.  Some have three . And each title is a synonym for a "little bite" or "bit" - Slice, Scintilla, Titch, Ort, Whit, Grain, Sample, and one other that I can't think of right now. 

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The flying geese are one of the variations in Whit - it's my favorite right now.
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The little quilt made with Scrumptious and Moda's cross weave is from Titch.

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These three are the three variations of Trace. Hope you enjoy seeing  some of my projects in process.     - Carrie

 

Carrie, Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your new Little Bites line of patterns. Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve at Quilt Market.

 

 

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