Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Farewell to Hostess; Twinkie Quilt, Part II

I had so much fun in the last post making a virtual Twinkies & Cupcakes Quilt, that I decided to add more.

So here's my new, updated hypothetical Hostess quilt:
In the upper left corner, that's a coconut and pastel pink Snowball Sno Ball (thanks, Corinne, for the correct, incorrect spelling).  On the upper right, a Ho Ho (aka Ring Ding in the Northeast part of the US). Lower left is the Zinger, which I'd never heard of before - it's a terrifyingly bright-coral-colored Twinkie. And the lower right, of course, is the distinguished Ding Dong. The abstract yellow bars are Twinkies, and that's a Cupcake in the middle.

Update: Due to popular demand, I'm adding a Suzy-Q:

And an Orange Cupcake: 



Please feel free to use this idea to make a real or virtual quilt of your own! All I ask is that you send me a pic and link back to this post!

Update: Various people, and Wikipedia, are reminding me of more Hostess treats, like the Fruit Pies and the neon-green Sno Balls for Halloween (Thanks, Antonija). So I turned the 9-patch into a 15-patch:

The Halloween Sno Ball is on the lower right, and the Fruit Pie (apple?!) is on the lower left. Ding Dongs run down the center. (Did I ever imagine I'd be typing that last sentence?)

Now I'm starting to feel more than a little nauseated. Maybe I should make this quilt. Just looking at it might stop me from eating junk.

UPDATE: Check out this wedding cake. http://pinterest.com/pin/117586240241454136/. There are actually quite a lot of them on Pinterest. I'm guessing they're for the weddings of 11-year-olds.


13 comments:

  1. The orange cupcakes...I'd forgotten about those! They were terrific (at least to a 10 year old's palette).

    Thanks Cathy!

    Debbie

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  2. Debbie, I'd forgotten them too! A friend reminded me. I don't think I ever ate one, though! Thanks for the comment!

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  3. I am on a diet and you are making me sooooo hungry. BTW, how do you do the graphics? I'm ignorant.

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  4. Cheryl, this is making me hungry too...and I also am on a diet...I need to change the subject! Maybe some iconic broccoli company will close!?
    I do all my graphics in CorelDraw, which I love and is relatively intuitive. I find it much easier than Illustrator. Happy to tell you more via email, if you like!

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  5. You don't realize how much you miss something till it is gone. :(

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  6. Hmm, hypothetical quilt about things that are only hypothetically food items.

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  7. Really awesome, Cathy! I love it and cannot wait till you make it for real!

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    1. You may have a long wait, Antonija!
      Plus the need for a memorial quilt might vanish suddenly - Bimbo (no kidding) might buy Hostess! http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/food-and-drink/mexican-company-bimbo-eyeing-hostess#.UKq5b8sNDPk.facebook

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  8. This is a hoot! I've never eaten any of the Hostess line except an occasion Twinkie when I was young. But this quilt is such a humorous memorial to them all.

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  9. Glad you enjoyed it, Morit. The world might be a healthier place without these "foods", but it definitely won't be a funnier place!

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