Friday, March 18, 2011

Confection (76 x 90)


I'm in love with this quilt.  It reminds me of black licorice and cotton candy, or of Good and Plenty candies, so sweet they makes your teeth hurt and delicious to eat in the dark of a movie theater.  

The blocks were pieced on my treadle machine with some 5 x 5" squares Debra sent me, with some of my fabrics thrown in for good measure.  When I finished the blocks I took them upstairs to the sewing room, where I organized them on my design wall, and sashed and bordered them on my modern Janome, which is way more accurate.


For the border I had a very special piece of black and white  print which I bought at IPQF a few years ago.  I didn't quite have enough to go all the way around because it looked like the 1-yard piece had been cut in the dark with a hack saw--don't you hate it when that happens?--so I substituted a related print on the bottom.


Here's a close up.  I think those blue cornerstones make everything pop.

Have a great weekend.  If the new version of Jane Eyre opens in my area, I'll go to the movies.   I hope they have Good and Plenty at the theatre.

10 comments:

beth said...

You're right about those blue cornerstones! They're brilliant. I'm hoping to see that movie also...But I'm going to eat popcorn. ;)

DebbyMc said...

Oh! It looks like Good and Plenty, definitely! I love this quilt =-) Well, I'm pretty excited...I did not know they made a new version of this movie! And I just looked and it IS playing here so I'm going to see it this weekend, even if I have to go by myself! This indie theater sells home made cookies and tea so I will have that...but Good and Plenty sounds really good =-)

Debra Spincic said...

I cannot wait to get this sweet quilt in my hot little hands! Oh!!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

I love it! And I love Good & Plenty!

Kay said...

Oh, it's lovely! I've always thought I didn't like big nine patches, but you've made me eat my words. (I don't eat Good & Plenty though.) Haven't you had a fun spring break!
There's no sign of the new Jane Eyre here yet--bummer.

Rian said...

Oh I do love pink and black (and Good & Plenty). That's a wonderful quilt! I saw the previews for Jane Eyre. Looked very good.

Judy S. said...

Great quilt! And wonderful colors! Have fun at the movies.

Deb said...

Beautiful. I love black and pink together. So 50's. The blue squares are brilliant.

Magpie Sue said...

Oh, that's wonderful! I love it! Not sure I would have thought to use blue for the cornerstones but it was definitely a great idea.
:- )

Galloping Grannie said...

I really like this quilt.