Thursday, May 8, 2014

Juicy Fruit


(pardon the wrinkles -- no time to iron -- I was having a photo shoot in my jammies at 6:30 AM)

Do you remember Wrigley's Juicy Fruit gum?  I wanted to make a non-corduroy version of Fairlane from my book so I selected Squared Elements by Art Gallery and Nocturnal Cotton Couture by Michael Miller.  I think the strips look like Juicy Fruit.


(The original Fairlane before quilting -- 50" x 70")

As you can see from the previous photo, I used one fabric instead of 2 different colors for my "squares" at the block intersections.  I also used 4 different colors for the strip placement.  Juicy Fruit is a smaller version measuring 40" x 50".




I think most of us like to take a pattern and change it up to put our own personal stamp on it.  For me that's the fun part -- one pattern, change the fabric, whole new look.  Patterns of endless possibilities.

This will be the last post until sometime after quilt market.  I have lots of catching up to do with my son, who is coming home TODAY.  The mister, Abby and I are over the moon. Two years is a very long time to go without seeing your child.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

19 comments:

September Violets said...

How I loved Juicy Fruit gum as a kid! It does, however, look pretty darned good in a quilt too! Have a great time with your son ... TWO YEARS?! Wow! That is much, much too long. Wendy x

Kate said...

Two years is a very long time, enjoy the catching up!

Vicki W said...

When I finish all of my hst projects I will do this one with shibori strips. I can see it in my mind already.

jody said...

Enjoy Your boy!!! Love this version of your quilt!

AnnieO said...

Two years is a very long time! Love the Juicy Fruit inspiration for the nw version.

Candace said...

What fun! I loved Juicy Fruit and your new version, too! This will be a fun one to quilt, for sure! Happy Homecoming! I hear dancing in the street already!
Cheers!

Lynette said...

Oh yea! LOve family time!!!! Nothing better! Ooo what a Mother's Day treat!!!!

Char said...

So wonderful that your son will be home for Mother's Day!
I can't imagine not seeing my daughter for 2 years.
Good luck at Market Stephanie!

Lynn said...

I really like this version. Although I think that corduroy one looks so soft and snuggly. Enjoy your visit with your son. I'll look forward to some quilt market posts!

Ulla said...

Seeing the two versions together made me realize how deep the corduroy colour is and how wonderfully soft it must feel. The Juicy Fruit colours look really lovely too so I can't pick a favourite.
Getting your son back must the best Mother's Day gift you can wish for!

QuiltSwissy said...

Hug him close, and let Abby snuggle him tight!! Enjoy your visit! And market!

Houseelf said...

Have a wonderful time with your son. I bet you wont believe how much he has grown up in that time. Both colourways are beautiful but I do like the softness of the corderoy. It makes me think of how it would also look good in velvet, possibly as a large cushion cover. Is that too hippy of me? LOL

Needled Mom said...

Have a wonderful visit, Stephanie. You have a lot to catch up on after two years.

Your quilt looks fabulous - wrinkles and all.

em's scrapbag said...

Enjoy your time with your son! Make some very happy memories. Love Juicy fruit. And changing things up on a pattern is one of my favorite things about quilting also.

pratima said...

Juicy fruit is delicious! This print in different colors looks gorgeous! Have a wonderful time with your family, Stephanie! And Happy preparations for the quilt market!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Yes, two years is a long time~have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

Cille said...

It's hard to pick a favourite and luckily we don't have too :) I really like your bright prints in the last quilt.
Has your son really not been home for two years? Is that the army? That must be unbelievably hard. Best thought for some enjoyable next few weeks.

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Solstitches said...

Another lovely version of your quilt.
Have a wonderful reunion with your young man :)
Margaret