I love chocolate! She is gorgeous! Chocolate measures approximately 45.5" x 55" and was quilted with a cream colored Aurifil 50 weight thread in the center area and a red Aurifil thread in the border area.
Chocolate was actually made from a very simple pattern I created several years ago. I had found some quilt quality fabric in yardage and a charm pack at an estate sale. Not knowing what to do with it, I made my first pattern design. Here is the original quilt:
My girlfriend, Kelly, saw this quilt and wanted to make one. So she had me write up a pattern. She had a charm pack from Three Sisters called Chocolate, and the rest is history.
I quilted Chocolate for Kelly following a class I completed by Bethanne Nemesh on Iquilt called "If You can Feather, you can Freehand." The techniques learned in the class were used to complete Chocolate. Although it's hard to see, the quilting turned out great. Included in the quilting were daisies, leaves, a trio of feathers, butterflies and dragonflies. Here are some closeups.
I would definitely recommend this class. The idea is mid-custom quilting but it is quite simple, especially if you already free motion quilt feathers.
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