Crazy for Chocolate
30.5″ x 30.5″
Completed April 2012
This quilt started as a challenge with a friend to make a quilt with words on it. In going through my folder of ideas and inspirations, I came across some artisan chocolate bar labels. I often buy artisan chocolate on vacations and my choice is driven as much by the art on the label as it is by the variety and flavor of the chocolate. Crazy quilting has always been on my bucket list of quilts to make, so when I saw the chocolate labels I had a flash of inspiration to make cotton crazy quilt blocks that centered around chocolate labels printed on fabric.
The finished quilt is made up of cotton, ribbons, lace, hand-dyed rick rack and printed fabric photos. The embellishments include beads shaped like fancy chocolates, seed beads, charms, embroidery and lace medallions. The printed labels come from the following brands of chocolate bars: Wild Boar, Chocolove, Lindt, Theo, Moonstruck, Trader Joe’s, Huckleberry Chocolates, and Seattle Chocolates.