Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fruit Stripe Gum

IMG_4043 Fruit Stripe Gum quilt

I more or less made this up as I went along, using a roll of 2.5" strips my cousin Jill sent me. I had a vague idea in my head and went with it. I think the blocks only took a few hours to put together.

I sewed the blocks together into the top yesterday afternoon:

IMG_4056 Fruit Stripe Gum quilt

In the back of my mind, while I worked on it, was a gum I used to love when I was a kid. I could picture it, but couldn't come up with the name. My hubby Googled it for me last night - Fruit Stripe Gum!!! Remember that?!?  See the connection?  Ha!  I love it!  Maybe I need to put some zebra stripes on there somewhere.  Maybe the back.

Speaking of which... here's what I'm probably using for the back:

IMG_4057 Fruit Stripe Gum quilt

The pink, the green, the purple, and frankly, probably some of that green, too.  Oh.  And I'm binding using the pink and blue.  Because... yes.  I used the whole roll of 2.5" strips for the top, so I have no more of any of those fabs.  Oops.  Maybe these new fabs would blend in better if I did throw some of the zebra stripe in...

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  1. `I think zebra stripes could work! Love the bright colour of this.

  2. It's bright and beautiful! I just love it! Fruit Stripe gum is the perfect name for it!

  3. That's so colorful and fun! I love the name and the zebra stripes would be great! It always makes me giggle when your quilts have hands and feet! :)


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