Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ribbon Candy!


I sewed the final border on my Ribbon Candy Top last night!  A finish!!!  This is my version of Bonnie Hunter's Smith Mountain.  I used a few more colors (hers is brown and blue) and I changed up the border so I could use the mountain of half square triangles that I had made (over-made?)  The quilt still needs a good pressing but that will have to wait until after the holidays.  (I ordered backing fabric for it from Hancock's of Paducah who is having a great sale right now!  Good time to get backings....)

Today I also picked up a box of the ribbon candy!  I think I by I buy these more for the memory than the candy itself.  Don't get me wrong they taste good but they are a bit dangerous...sharp edged candy.  Who thought that was a good idea?!

I can remember Sister Rudolph (yes that was her name!) my 3rd grade teacher, kept a box in her desk for days when students did really well or just needed a pick-me-up.  She would break off a small piece of ribbon and we would eat them very carefully! I thought they box of ribbons was beautiful.




17 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Ah yes... I have fond memories of ribbon candy! So cool in the boxes... and so much fun breaking off a piece and letting it melt in your mouth... if you could wait that long before crunching it...


Congratulations on finishing your ribbon candy quilt top! It's gorgeous!


Mary Ellen said...

Beautiful. Job well done and aptly named!

Nifty Quilts said...

Congratulations! This quilt is beautiful and lively. Good show!

Mary said...

An incredible job plotting out that colour arrangement, looks fantastic. So pretty, just like the candy but much softer.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE how this turned out! Whooowhoooo!

Me and My Stitches said...

What a pretty quilt - so bright and fresh. And that box of candy really is eye candy too!

dianne said...

good gosh i love this quilt - have since the very start!!! woo hootie hoo for you!!!!!!

Candace said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Ribbon candy is the perfect name. I have such a hard time coming up with names for quilts! Congratulations! Hope your holidays are joyful.

Loris said...

This turned out so beautiful! The colors just sing "Happy". Very creative, lovely work!

Janet O. said...

I love the cheerfulness of this quilt. So very fun!
I have never seen ribbon candy in a box. Didn't know it came that way. Must be several steps above the bag we always bought. : )

cityquilter grace said...

when we lived in hanover, mass, we lived right down the street from a ribbon candy factory, sevigny's, but now it's made by washburn's in brockton, another place i lived, i think...love the quilt! i am thinking of doing that pattern in pinks/greens...

Frog Quilter said...

OMG it is SO beautiful!!!

OneOldGoat said...

I absolutely LOVE that quilt!

judith lockhart said...

Now that is a beautiful quilt! Love the color choices! Ribbon candy is so pretty, isn't it?

AnnieO said...

Very vibrant and pretty quilt--just like ribbon candy that inspired the name.

Tonya Ricucci said...

it's your quilt that is beautiful!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love your colourful quilt! Brightens my day especially as it is SO grey here!!