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

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chocolate Nirvana

"Chocolate Nirvana In Red," by Sherrie Spangler
Published in the 2006 Quilting Arts Magazine Calendar

When Quilting Arts Magazine asked readers to interpret the theme "What is your utopia?" in the form of small art quilts, I knew right away that mine would involve chocolate. I submitted these two 14"x14" quilts for consideration, and the red one was selected to be the February calendar girl!

All of the shiny parts are made from Hershey Kisses wrappers. The text on the blue quilt is made with a Krylon gold leafing pen (from Michael's), outlined with a Pigma pen. I did a machine satin-stitch applique, wrapped tulle around the edges in place of traditional binding, and then embellished with beads.

"Chocolate Nirvana In Blue," by Sherrie Spangler, 2005

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