roject Quilting is to make quilts big enough to be functional as a quilt rather than an accent piece or wall hanging. I want to make them Good N Plenty big!
As soon as I read the challenge, I headed to my stash with visions of red and white candy stripes as there was a dish of peppermints on the table in front of me. The pink tray was on top and visions of my favorite Good N Plenty candy quickly replaced the peppermint.
The lozenges are about 10.5 inches long and 4 inches wide. (The standard length of the paper in the notebook I use for my designing.)
I started to use fusible web but it seemed like a big pain so I instead used spray baste reinforced with a couple pins on the off chance they would shift while I was zigzagging them down.
Spud 3 served as design consultant and insisted "needs more pink" at one point. Not something I expect to hear from a teenage boy. He is the one who resorted to looking at the candy box for placement. He is also quite miffed that I left the upper corner empty. But the time limitations of the challenge dictates some design choices.
The quilting is a very loose stipple around the outside of the candies. The binding is a black and white polka dot.
Many thanks to my friends Jean and Janie who jumped up to assist with the basting when I showed up to use the tables at church after Bible Study!
The backing is a $3/yard find that was perfect for the project. You have to look to see where I had to piece it. And the large print hides the quilting boofs, although I have to say there are surprisingly few of those on this quilt. Practice is a good thing.