Thursday, January 31, 2008

Chocolate Desire

Okay, I have to admit this one was a struggle for me. So many emotions and desires that I wanted to capture. Chocolate -- so sensual! How to capture that. Although I tried, I couldn't get away from brown. Since my fabric stash of brown is absolutely nonexistant, I found all my brown (or even brownish) paints and went to work. First, I quilted fabric with a sprial quilting pattern, then painted and finally cut and pieced the piece. The geometric pattern reminded me of a box of chocolates fill with variety.

I figured I must have done something right when I asked my daughter what the quilt made her think of and she answered, "Those chocolates that we had the sample of at Costco that I really want." If the quilt says "Lindt truffles" than I must have captured what I was after. The sensation of truffle melting in my mouth IS Chocolate to me.

12 comments:

Terry said...

Delicious! Though abstract, this may be the most chocolatey of all so far. You really captured the varied color and texture of all kinds of chocolate.

Gerrie said...

I have a quilt that I did in mostly browns with a wonky log cabin pattern. I call it Chocolate Fudge Logs. I love it, and I love this. I love browns for some reason. I love how you created the fabric with brown paint.

twolimeleaves said...

I really like the paint, too. And Lindt truffles are the best - this is a great reminder of them.

Kristin L said...

Oh yes, this definitely says "box of chocolates" without being trite. Love it!

Françoise said...

I love it! No kidding, I'm really craving for some chocolate now...

StegArt said...

This does remind me of a box of chocolates. And I love all the quilted swirls. I would definitely be picking out a dark one if it were real.

Karen said...

The swirls really make this piece for me, the whole thing is sooo chocolaty

Nikki said...

Thank you all for my chocolate morning.

Diane said...

You DEFINITELY did something right! I love how this is so geometric but the fabric texture and color makes it seem so soft and inviting at the same time. What a wonderful use of painting on fabric to create the browns you wanted. I really love this, Nikki.

Helen Conway said...

Your daughter has sophisticated tastes! I like the texture in this one.

momma helen said...

Quilt THEN paint THEN cut THEN sew back together. What a great idea! I can't wait to try it myself.

I'm not a big brown fan, but your quilt seems so much more than brown to me. Beautiful!

CarolynPhi said...

Nikki:

I just finished reading your section of the new book last night, and enjoyed it thoroughly! It's so much fun to meet each of you individually! Your chocolate quilt is spot on; you had me drooling and craving chocolate at 2:00 a.m. this morning...LOL!

What amazing talent you all have, and your book is such a wonderful way to share it with the world!

Carolyn