Celebration Candles — Aurifil Artisan Showcase

Celebrations Candles is an easy, quick quilt block to make. I made multiple blocks to make a winter themed table runner. This foundation paper pieced pattern is scrap friendly!

My dining room table was feeling a bit naked, so I decided to dust off my Celebration Candles block pattern and make a winter-themed table runner.

I dug into my stash and decided that the fat quarters and small amount of yardage I had of Uncorked by Windham Fabrics was perfect for this project. The metallic highlights give the candles a little bit of sparkle. I foundation paper pieced the sections with one of my favorite neutrals—Aurifil 50wt in Stone (#2324).

Celebration Candles quilt blocks—foundation paper pieced patterns in progress.

Foundation paper piecing is a breeze with the Janome 6700P that I have on loan and my Iris Superfine pins.
Sewing together Celebration Candles quilt blocks on my Janome Memory Craft 6700P and Aurifil.
Sewing together Celebration Candles quilt blocks.
For batting, I used Warm and Natural by The Warm Company (I love it so much that I have a BIG roll of it!).

After basting, I dug into my Aurifil thread collection and selected 40wt (slightly thicker than 50wt) for the candles and flames. With my walking foot, I outlined the inside of the candles with Pine (#2892), Wedgewood (#4140), and Violet (#2520). I did the same outline technique with the flames with Orange Mustard (#2140). I then did a wavy vertical motif for the background using 50wt. Silver Fox (#4670), a variegated thread. I don’t use variegated very often, but it was a great color match and I liked how the variation matched the idea of a flickering flame.
My holiday themed table runner made with Celebration Candles block pattern by Whole Circle Studio and quilted with Aurifil Cotton Thread.

Since my dining room table is fairly small, I made my runner with 3 blocks (9 candles total). It’s perfect for placing candles and other table decorations on!
Celebrations Candles is an easy, quick quilt block to make. I made multiple blocks to make a winter themed table runner. This foundation paper pieced pattern is scrap friendly!

Celebrations Candles is an easy, quick quilt block to make. I made multiple blocks to make a winter themed table runner. This foundation paper pieced pattern is scrap friendly!

Want to make your own Celebration Candles?
Celebration Candles is an easy, quick block to make in an afternoon. This is the perfect quilt project to make for birthday or holiday celebrations. Included in this foundation paper piecing pattern are 3 designs (one candle leaning to left, one candle leaning to right, one candle upright). This is also a great pattern to use up your scraps!

Get the pattern here.

Go make something great,


Celebration Candles is an easy, quick block to make in an afternoon. This is the perfect quilt project to make for birthday or holiday celebrations. Included in this foundation paper piecing pattern are 3 designs (one candle leaning to left, one candle leaning to right, one candle upright). This is also a great pattern to use up your scraps!

 

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