Thursday, October 16, 2008

candy corn quilt

Thanks in part to my son being sick and home from school yesterday (and thus lots of movie watching together) and partly due to my husband working all day (he got home after 9pm), I was able to finish the candy corn quilt.

I. LOVE. IT.
Since my quilt holders are at school today, I had to get creative for the photo shoot. I wiped clean my rain gutters and used binder clips and clothespins to hang the quilt. I really need a clothesline.

I pieced the binding so it would match each colored section, otherwise there is no way I would use white binding-that's just looking for trouble.

Exact piecing of the binding was a new challenge for me...

and it came out better than expected.

I quilted the orange section in orange thread, the white and the yellow sections in white thread.
I adore the polka dot fabric that I used for the back.

I even have the label on. So it's really done.

Many, many thanks to Lera, who originally inspired me to make this quilt and for all the cheering me on she did along the way. Thanks friend.

90 comments:

Laurel MacD said...

I love your fabrics - this is quickly becoming one of my favorite sites!

Vicki W said...

I. LOVE. IT. TOO!

Natalie said...

This is my favorite candy corn ever... wholesome and sweet and beautiful.

Holly said...

What an awesome quilt. Job well done.

Sara said...

Wow. Pieced binding. Now THAT'S commitment.

Jackie Russell said...

I love it too! Pieced binding? You are an over achiever.

Amy said...

It's wonderful! Just looking at those colors makes me happy :)

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

I love how you did the binding. What a great quilt! I'm finishing up my own candy corn-inspired quilt today. Thanks for the inspiration!

Gretchen said...

Darling!

My sister is crocheting her kids candy corn hats. I told her to send me a picture so I can post it.

Jackie said...

I just love the quilt! Beautiful finish! The rain gutter worked well, clothesline would definitely be better.

Amy said...

OH MY GOSH! IT IS GREAT!
I just love it!

Anina said...

It's lovely. The perfectly pieced binding is amazing! And I love the polkadot back too.
Did you have to get on the ladder to hang the quilt up there? Sounds dangerous!

wyndesnow said...

Love it!!! The first thing that came to mind when you said rain gutters was that you had to get on the roof. Do be careful!

swooze said...

What a cute idea. Think about this. Cut the center out as a triangle and flip the two side and sew them back on. Hmmm....I might have to try this.

Rebekah said...

absolutely gorgeous! Such a fun twist on a halloween quilt.

Chris' Shady Grove said...

Your Candy Corn Quilt tuened out Beautifully. Please stop by my blog for info on a fabric sale this Saturday in Boscobel.

kat | Taylor Made designs said...

what a pretty quilt!
I wish I had your talent.

Hannita said...

Oh, I'm in love. That's just awesome. And I'm going to echo the pieced binding amazement. Wow.

Sherri said...

Love the candy corn quilt...and no calories! I love how you did the binding, and I'm so impressed with the label already made and on! Also, I'm still thinking about yesterdays quilt...I've got to make some of those log cabins!

Ashley said...

What a great quilt! I love the binding, the wonderful variety of fabrics, and the orange polka dot back... ok, I love it all! - great job!

PunkiePie said...

Awesome! I will have to remember this one!

Jen :)

Marcia said...

It's a beauty! When you free motion, do you start in the center?
Do you do sections or go all the way across and back?

nikko said...

What a great idea on the binding. It turned out so cute!

Jenn said...

This quilt is so, so, so, so cute. I love the scrapy irregularity of your blocks. Your ability to finish up projects like this AND mother and blog and all amazes me. I'm curious...do you ever sleep? :)

Thanks for keeping the hope alive that someday I WILL find the time and energy to get to all those special projects I have waiting for my attention. Like finishing the storage blocks I started 3 weeks ago!

Heather said...

So sweet and it won't get stuck in my teeth like the real candy. Bonus!

Candi said...

your quilt came out just gorgeous!! Nice work!!
Candi

Amy Jo said...

Oh, my. This quilt is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love it. It might be my favorite Amanda quilt!!!

Danetta said...

Not only is it Candy Corn, it is my favorite color combination and I.LOVE.IT. TOO. Hope your little guy is better now.

Jane said...

I Love It too! You are amazing.
You DO need a clothesline but your creative solution in using the gutter just shows what a genius you are!
~jane

NanaKaren said...

What a great quilt! Love your ingenious method for the binding!

The Blue Plum Shop said...

Great quilt! Love the colors.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I love this one! The colors are great...now I want some candy corn!

lera said...

I love it!! Love, love, LOVE it!!! Someday I'll have to visit it in person. :-)

Rosaline said...

What a unique concept. I really like it.

HobbyMommy said...

It looks great!

Jodie said...

I love the idea of pieced binding - it makes so much sense...

melissa s. said...

so sweet!
very clever to match the binding...and to use binder clips and a rain gutter for display. love that!

Hip Mama Crafts said...

Very cute quilt amandajean!

Clair said...

I like it. I think it is even better than a bag of candy corn.

The Taylors said...

Ohh! It came out so nice! I love it too! Can I come live with you for a year and you can teach me everything you know about quilting? Everything you make is stunning!!!

CJ said...

Very cute! You are so creative AND quick!

Julie said...

I really enjoy checking in with you each day to see what you have accomplished. Am truly amazed! Really cute Candy Corn quilt. Clever too.

jenn said...

That is truly beautiful! Love it, the binding is exceptional! Love the polka dot back. It is so well done!
jenn

~D Spack~ said...

Very nice, I love it! You've done a great job on it too!!!

simplysewn said...

Just in time for trick or treat! Nice job. I'll have to keep the rain gutter quilt display method in mind as I also don't have a wash line.

audreypawdrey said...

The quilt is beautiful! I love how it turned out.

Alissa said...

Oh it's so lovely!! I can only imagine the thinking involved in lining up the pieced binding... Very impressive!

Valerie said...

Oh my goodness! I love this! I promise I am going to finish my quilts. Garden is slowing down now.

dawnkristine said...

Do you have a long arm quilter? If so, do you quilt for others, ( I realize I may have missed this somewhere)

jan said...

Very nice! I used to be a snob about machine quilting, but yours are so well done, they add so much to the overall beauty!

Kirsten said...

Wow! Love those colors - turned out wonderful, as always!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Looks great! love the challenge in the binding - totally pays off :)

Katie R said...

congrats on finishing. the binding looks great. I love it! :)

pratima said...

Awesome!! The pieced binding is ingenious!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I can see why you LOVE it...It's gorgeous!!

Top tip for when your helpers are at school...Get some trouser hangers...you know the ones with the pincers and use those on the top of your quilt ...then hang you quilt from a curtain rod...or guttering to take your picture. I like the hangers with the swivel hooks so that I can turn them perpendicular to the hanger...you can just about see the ones I use on this quilt on this post http://janeweston.blogspot.com/2008/10/gift-for-teacher.html

Meg said...

I love the quilt, too! You've got me thinking candy corn all the time!

Christine said...

That is a beautiful quilt!

AMY said...

I just came across your blog - love it! You are so talented!

Jen said...

I love it! The pieced binding is perfect! (and oh-so-clever!!)

jacquie said...

i wonder what your neighbors are thinking as you climb up a ladder (i assume a ladder was involved) clip a gorgeous quilt to your gutters, climb down and take pictures. are you the crazy neighborhood quilt lady? i think my neighbors think i'm nuts taking my quilts to the park across the street to photograph them.
what we do for our quilts!! i love this...it's great seeing more pics of it.

Chris said...

I look at your blog often. And even though I am not a very good sewer I am inspired :-) I just love your quilts. I hope one day I can make a quilt half as good ad you do :-)

Lisa D. said...

What a beautiful quilt - very unique!

MelissaS said...

So lovely! I'm impressed by the binding. I would be so afraid to try to match my binding like that to the quilt. I'd F it up!

TaraB said...

I have to say I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! I check it daily!!! This quilt is wonderful, how did you do such precise binding??

CJ said...

Taking another look. I really can't believe that you pieced that binding and it is just PERFECT! I know I would not have the patience for that. I am working on a little candy corn item today. ;)

elliebelle said...

Gorgeous! Your quilts are always amazing. This one is just too cute!

Tine said...

I love it too! Piecing the binding to match does sound very challenging! It looks fantastic

Fran said...

Beautiful quilt, talented work. A winning combination.

~~Fran...:c)

Sherry said...

This is one of my favorites that you have made...fun quilt! I just love it. Congrats on another wonderful quilt completed! :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic quilt...

Dandelion Quilts said...

How clever, not to mention patient, to piece your binding. . .it is really neat. I love the colors.

Sheree said...

I LOVE IT TOO!!! Girl, you are truly amazing! Ridiculously talented! And a true inspiration!

Lindsey said...

This is so cute! I love how it's not so overly candy corn either so you can have it out year round.

sulu-design said...

First of all, it's great that something so good came out of your little guy's sick day. And I have to say that I love that you love this quilt. It feels so good to make something that you're so satisfied with, and when I read "I.LOVE. IT." I was smiling from ear to ear for you. Enjoy it. It's wonderful!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Truly a work of art. I love it. You finished it in time to enjoy for the season too! And that is impressive considering when you started it. Great job. And a label!! I gotta start doing that.

Tonje said...

What beautiful quilts you make!! I don't think I've visited your blog before, but I will surely come again.

I really like your christmas tree skirt... I just realized I don't have a skirt for my tree... and now I really really want one... thanks for the tutorial!

Rebecca said...

hate to be unoriginal/redundant, but I LOVE IT!

A JoyFilled Life said...

Your Candy Corn quilt gave me a great idea for my little candy corn lover's birthday in December! I'm making her a Candy Corn Quilt to go into her very first "own" room, which is named the Sunshine room. I bought the fabrics today and can't wait to get this Dorothy costume done so I can get started!

Simply This and That said...

LoVe this quilt! Excellent job on the binding! Wow! What a task. I'm impressed. Kudo's! ooxx`jodi

Katie K said...

I just found your site last week & I love your quilts! Truly inspirational.

May I ask, how much time in your day do you reserve for quilting? It looks like it would take FOREVER to do so many of these, but you're obviously quite skilled & would move a lot faster than I would!

Keep up the beautiful work!

AnnieOfBlueGables said...

You are just amazing to me! I LOVE your site! thanks for sharing. Did I mention that you are amazing?

well, you are!
~a

kheli said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!

Jessica said...

I absolutely love this quilt!!!

Cheryl A said...

Fantastic binding!

Nanci said...

Where did you get the pattern? and if you made it up, give us a tutorial.
I love it love it.

Susan said...

After all the wonderful comments I have to join in and say this is truly a beautiful quilt. You have captured a candy corn in fabric. I. Love. It. Too!

happy zombie said...

Coming to your blog is a VERY dangerous thing for me. You inspire me so much and make me want to drop everything and make what you make. I have a to-do list a mile long, and now all I can think about is going through my scraps and making a candy corn quilt!

happy zombie said...

PS... thanks for the shout-out! xoxo-m

Melissa said...

okay, that's amazing.
REALLY amazing!

Threeundertwo said...

Oh wow! I love it! I am so impressed with your pieced binding.

Nice blog! I'll be back!