Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chocolate Kisses

After polishing off an entire large bag of Easter-color Peanut M&Ms, I just can't get chocolate off of my mind. I promised some of you that I would post my chocolate quilts, so here is one called "Chocolate Kisses II" from 2001. Those shiny squares are wrappers from Hershey Kisses, eaten by me in the name of art. I painted and stamped the other fabrics, painted the green edges of the batting, and machine quilted with gold thread. I put a layer of yellow tulle (a very fine nylon netting) over the top before quilting to protect the candy wrappers. You can see the non-binding edge treatment better here:

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