Monday, January 21, 2008

Bon Bon



Bon Bon

Hand dyed and commercial cottons, fused, machine quilted

26.5 x 40"


Remember the candy called Chuckles? Do they still make them? They were jelly squares dusted in sugar and when you bit into them the shiny jelly interior was a deeper color than the sugar coated exterior. This is what the candy colors in Bon Bon call to mind.

detail.

Orange, Lime, Cherry, and Lemon.

So my inspiration quilt was made by Erin Wilson, I found out late Sunday afternoon, after I finished Bon Bon. I went to her site and saw we were two bodies with one brain.

Here's a quilt I made in 1990 (machine-pieced from my very first hand dyed fabrics) called Emergence.



and here is Erin's piece made in 2001 called Stripes


My quilt was pictured in this book in 1997.

What goes around comes around.

7 comments:

  1. Yup, this piece is reminiscent of that candy. Chuckles is one of my favorite candies and it's still "out there" ... though not in too many places.

    If a bunch of fabric cut in strips is sewn together and then cut into squares, there aren't too many different directions to take with designing a composition. Is there?

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  2. Bonbon does look good enough to eat. I just love the candy colors together.
    Your piece "Emergence" was in the quilt show at the court house where I met you and is the reason I was brave enough to walk up to you and talk to you. That was at the same time I was starting to do colorwash and this piece influenced me greatly. It is great to visit a past masterpiece.

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  3. Anonymous8:05 PM

    The late Valerie Campbell-Harding in her 1983 book "Strip Patchwork" has, on page 26, a quilt along with suggestions for variations that I think is closer to the launching point for Erin's work. Erin is a member of a quilt guild so likely this classic book is part of their library.

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  4. Yes, I remember Chuckles! And I blogged about it last January. I wasn't inspired by anything as artistic or colorful as your quilt; my memory came because of a stop at a really old-fashioned gas station - the kind with decades of oil and tobacco permeating the walls.

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  5. Anonymous11:57 PM

    Wow, at first it seemed like giving credit and a compliment, but then quickly veered off into some kind of implied slam.

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  6. Dear Anon,
    Did you see the part that said "two bodies, one brain"? I am saying that we think alike and have the same great taste! hahaha.

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