Friday, February 7, 2014

CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES

It's been awhile since I showed you a quilt from my stash.  This one is named "Chocolate Covered Cherries", and I thought it would be a good one to come out of the depths of the closet for the upcoming Valentine's week.  For those new readers to my blog, I spent 20 years making and designing scads of quilts for publication in magazines and books.
I made this quilt in 2000, and it appeared in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine #332 in May 2001.  
  As a child and teenager, I was a doodler in school -- drawing little pictures on any piece of paper available with very little artistic ability and often with reprimands from teachers!
This quilt was particularly fun to make as I drew in doodling fashion with a permanent pen on 20 squares of muslin.  

  From a distance, the doodling squares just look like any other piece of printed fabric except they have my initials in the drawings.  They aren't noticeable unless you look closely.

 I have always had a little rebellious streak.  Tell me I shouldn't draw on my quilt, and I will anyway!  No reprimands, please.
It has been exhibited in several national shows, and has been a prize winner.  But, the joy for me was in the designing and making of the quilt.

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12 comments:

Sue said...

this is a real beauty....love the colors!!

Sue said...

What's the fabric that is running around the edge....it's a great combination with the quilt squares.

Jann Olson said...

Show stopper indeed! I was a doodler as a child and still am. Never doodled anything as fabulous as this! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Marilyn said...

Perfect!! NO calories. Your doodles could become fabric designs because they are so cute.♥♫

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Gorgeous! You're so marvelous at anything fabric!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

SmilingSally said...

Hi Sally,

I'm so glad I stopped by. For many years, my favorite candy was chocolate covered cherries. My son gives me a box every Christmas, and (Shh!) don't tell him, but they are no longer my favorites--too sweet!

Thanks for the memories.

Sally

Chatelaine said...

You are so creative and talented. The quilt is lovely. Great name too!

Susan Clayton said...

Hurray your creativity wasn't squashed. What a magnificent piece of art. Thank you for sharing. Happy SYC Thursday!

xinex said...

The quilt is very beautiful. No wonder it's been displayed in several places. You are very talented....Christine

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful quilt, I can see why it is a winner. I wish I was creative, your doodling is pretty. Have a happy week!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It's a stunning quilt and that is some doodling ! :) Glad that you brought it out to share : )

Susie Q said...

Wow Sally! This is truly beautiful!Your doodles are wonderful. You just are a true artist!
Love,
Sue