Wednesday, October 01, 2008

CCC

It all started innocently enough....I was reading my bloglines and I came across this post. I fell in love with the cuteness and cleverness of this candy corn tote. I knew I had to make one, too. Then Lera suggested that I make a candy corn quilt. Of course I should! It's like Nanette stated in this post-the idea struck me like lightening.

I started this quilt top Saturday night and by Monday night I had the top complete. I am so in love with this quilt! I used 100% scraps, which makes it all the sweeter. I can't wait to quilt it. Lera and I exchanged numerous emails this weekend-both of us with a crazy amount of ideas for candy corn projects. You can see her crazy cute patchwork pillow here.

Through our email conversations, we decided we should hold a Candy Corn Contest. We will open it up to anyone who would like to participate. Any medium is accepted: photography, quilts, sewing, knitting, scrapping, etc. There is a flickr group where you can upload your photos to join in the contest. Judging will take place on October 30 with the winner(s) being announced on October 31. The prizes are still to be determined, but they will be candy corn inspired, of course. :)

45 comments:

Gretchen said...

The quilt is darling! I, for one, really don't like candy corn. Though I may have to enter your contest anyway!

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the quilt - so bright and cheerful. And yes, I LOVE candy corn. Might have to think of a project candy corn related! I did your checkbook and cosmetic case - how easy and how cute!!!
Kris

Heather said...

I have candy corn with my breakfast every day in October. Love the quilt and the flash of inspiration, aren't those so fulfilling?

Katie Jean said...

wow! that is gorgeous!!

Sarah and Jack said...

I added the candy corn trees to the flickr group. (My colors are not in the same order though b/c of the way I had to do the dying.)

Anina said...

What fun! I love the quilt top and if you didn't mention the candy corn theme I wouldn't have even guessed it which means you can use it all through winter too.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

What a great idea. I love the quilt and can't wait to see what is posted in the candy corn flickr group.

Terri said...

Love this quilt!! I have candy corn in a dish on my desk right this minute!! You are quite an inspiration!!

Christina said...

I accept!

mamaspark said...

I love the idea of your contest but am too busy to do it right now. I do love your quilt though. It will be fun to see what people come up with.

Tine said...

Cute cute cute! And made entirely from scraps!?
Making candycorn inspired things is a great idea for fall. Wish I had some more time to sew :-(

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

One of my favorite things about halloween is candy corn and ghost peeps. This is so cute. I love it. Lightening does strike!!! I'll have to think about candy corn today . . .

Jackie said...

Love the idea, I love the quilt! You are just soooo prolific, do you ever sleep?

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

For whatever reason I have never liked candy corn! I do love your quilt - it is great for fall, without being full of ghosts and pumpkins :) I don't think I have it in me to participate . . . I need a to do list as it is!

Laurel MacD said...

Cute quilt, and now I got to start thinking.

melissa s. said...

i got a candy corn craving as soon as i saw your quilt. so clever!! hmm, i'll have to noodle on the contest. sounds fun!!

lera said...

LOVE the quilt. I guess you finished in time for your quilt-holders to do their job? :-)

I can't wait to get started! Woo-hoo to Sarah for already adding her trees!

Chris' Shady Grove said...

What a great idea. I love your quilt and Lera's bag is adorable!

Alissa said...

LOVE that quilt top!! And such great use of scraps - so wonderful. And how fun to have a contest... I'll have to think up something to enter!

Philigry said...

such a sweet idea! anything that has twith candy coen sounds good to me!

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, you are so amazing, I LOVE it - I want to make one too!

Thimbleanna said...

I'm just sitting here laughing. You guys are hysterical! Very, very clever!

CJ said...

HOW CUTE!! I love me some candy corn (already gone thru one bag of it). I think I need more scraps :S I could never pull of a scrap quilt that was so color specific.

denitza said...

How cute is this quilt!!! Love it! CCC, uh?!?!?!? I was thinking today about candy corn.

The Jen said...

What a great scrappy top! Love the theme too. ~jen~

lisette said...

You make such beautiful, gorgeous quilts! I love them all!

Regi said...

Very cute idea and i love the completed projects so far... I have passed the halloween candy aisle several times saying "you must resist" lol... candy corn, pumpkins and ghost peeps oh my!

I will have to think about this one... have several projects on my plate already, but there's always room for another... least thats my motto. *smiles*

Jane said...

Too cute. Too darn cute.
I would love to join in but I'll have to wait for a candy corn inspiration to strike. . . love these projects but not a fan of the corn itself! lol!
~jane

Rebecca said...

yummiest quilt i've seen all month... well, all last month, included, too. hmmm, candy corn contest? will chew on that a bit. can't wait to see what your readers create.

Amy Jo said...

in. love. with. this. quilt.

It's phenomenal!! I'm not sure I know how to spell.....

Miss you, friend!

Linda said...

Sounds like fun, and I have an idea. It's just a matter of having the time and $$ to get it done! LOL

Rebekah said...

so so cute! I love the colors in this and it's perfect for October :)

Dandelion Quilts said...

Candy corn cuteness!

Vicki W said...

That is a darned cute quilt and best of all it looks like it was a lot of fun to make. We could all use lots of fun these days! Can't wait to see it quilted.

jacquie said...

i'm continually impressed by your scraps and you did this so quickly. what a fun inspiration!

upstateLisa said...

what a cool idea! those are some pretty darn nice scraps!

Kathryn Laughton said...

I've been thinking about candy corn all day. This is weird. We didn't celebrate Halloween in Australia when I was growing up, but we knew about it through an American exchange teacher who had a bag of precious candy corn sent over to her from the US at Halloween. She threw a party for her students and everyone got just two of three pieces of it. That was our full Halloween experience! The memory of it is so fine! Now my son wants to celebrate Halloween and I've been thinking today of getting some sent over from the States!! A strange thing to read about it tonight on your blog!

Martine said...

I've just found out your blog! I like it very much.
Thanks a lot for showing what you do.
Love from France!

Carmell said...

Beautiful!!

BubbaChic.typepad.com said...

Love the candy corn quilt...we are going candy corn crazy in this house at the moment!! I am enjoying using up some of my scraps in seasonal projects!

Off to flickr now!

Dee
x

elizabeth said...

fabulous!

Susan said...

The colors are perfect!

beki said...

holy candy corn!

Clair said...

Unfortunately I will be able to be part of the contest (I am not part of flickr), though I think I will try to make some candy corn item.

Beth said...

Absolutely gorgeous...and I can't believe how quick you are!