Friday, February 01, 2008

Love, chocolate and patchwork

This is my house. It's full of love, chocolate and patchwork.
It is the second quilt I make for the
Twelve by Twelve challenge group.
When I chose the "Chocolate" theme a few months ago, I really didn't know what I would come up with.
As I didn't have much brown in my boxes, I started by dyeing some chocolate fabric.
Then, for two months, I wrote down every word chocolate made me think of. It soon became clear that many of these words, feelings, facts, things were related to my family, and therefore to my house too. I decided to pick the more significant words and to write them on my chocolate fabric. This would be the walls of the house.The quilting, and the house shape, are inspired by drawings my children made when they were little boys. The crazy log cabin blocks are leftovers from a very old project. They were begging me to use them in this quilt. I couldn't resist.

11 comments:

Angelcat said...

Your chocolate quilt is wonderful Francoise.

Barbara said...

chocolate..mmhhh...yummy......your quilt is ...wonderful..mhhhh...chocolate...

StegArt said...

I love your chocolate house. And the words written on it are perfect.

Waltraud said...

A house with chocolate, love and patchwork - a dream!

Belém said...

Beautifully hand quilted! I love the house fabric.

linda stokes said...

A beautiful quilt Francoise, I do like the way you've done the chocolate words.

Celia said...

I was fascinated to read about the design process - it adds so much meaning to the quilt, which is lovely.

And by the way - I've tagged you!

Celia

Gunnels blog said...

I really rally love your chocolate house quilt! Wonderful!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Nifty idea with the words. Your handwriting is very nice. I never like the way mine looks when I write on fabric.

jenclair said...

I love the fact that you dyed "chocolate" fabric and included text in your quilt!

Kim said...

Lovely little piece, so playful. Love the chocolate fabric with text.