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Mystery Solved!

Montserrat wrote in Spanish and explained that she was told by a judge that the "chocolate bar" she quilted at the bottom did not "go" with the quilt, so she picked it out and re-quilted it. So, it is the same quilt. The drips don't show up because of the dark background!

Here is the translation of her original story:
"I can explain: It was presented for the first time in 2016 at the Sitges-Barcelon a festival.
A member of the jury indicated that the straight lines of the chocolate tablet was not suitable for this quilt.
I uncovered them and returned to Quilting the same background design.
It was presented at the Birmingham Festival and there was an honorable mention of the jury.
And yes, it's true. in Houston, being hung on a black curtain, it was not appreciated that the chocolate dripped out of the Quilt. It is, I believe, one of the attractions of this work.
Thanks for your compliments. mfb
"

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First, the TQS award for best quilter name goes to Montserrat Forcadell Blasco. Here's the mystery. I (Capt'n John) wanted to show our viewers this wonderful quilt, but alas, my picture was not great. The lighting was a little shaded in Houston 2017 and the dark curtains hid the dripping chocolate. So I looked up the quilt online and found a wonderful picture taken in 2016 of the quilt. The only problem was that it looked different. Did the quilt get redone? Was some of the quilting taken out and then requilted? It's a mystery. Take a look.

 "Contraste de Sabores" - Picture by John Anderson at Houston Quilt Show 2017

 "Contraste de Sabores"

Picture by Maryline Collioud-Robert of the Sitges Patchwork Festival 2016


Comments   

#23 gilda wonson 2017-12-21 13:01
I love this quilt. I really think the chocolate bar added to it, but I'm not a judge. Still a really great quilt.
#22 Barbara M 2017-12-15 10:21
I agree that the original was a delight with the strawberry blossoms on one side, the chocolate bar on the other and the resulting combo dripping in the middle. At first I thought the bottom quilted design was a computer keyboard and that threw me. But when I read that it was a chocolate bar and realized its significance to the quilt as a whole, the overall message became delicious. Hats off to the maker for a stunning design. Sad that the first judge was only looking at the chocolate bar's lines and not its significance to the quilt's message.
#21 Ann Schenke 2017-12-15 08:04
I think the original is or was perfect. I really disagree with the judges comments about the chocolate bar etc. Perhaps they need to go take a course in humor. I love the quilt!!!
#20 Marlette 2017-12-13 15:40
This is a beautiful work or art and I really like the humor that the designer/quilte r added in the dripping of the chocolate.
She obviously took the advice of the judge and removed the chocolate bar quilting and requiltied the background.

Too bad the Houton show installers weren't able to put a contrasting fabric on the curtain so the humor and artistry really showed.
#19 Bonnie Lippincott 2017-12-11 18:29
Beautiful quilt.
The maker wrote in spanish and explained that she was told by a judge that the "chocolate bar" she quilted at the bottom did not "go" with the quilt, so she picked it out and re-quilted it. The drips don't show up because of the dark background!

Here is the translation:
"I can explain: It was presented for the first time in 2016 at the Sitges-Barcelon a festival.
A member of the jury, per indicated that the straight lines of the chocolate tablet was not suitable for this quilt.
I uncovered them and returned to Quilting the same background design.
It was presented at the Birmingham Festival and there was an honorable mention of the jury.
And yes, it's true. in Houston, being hung on a black curtain, it was not appreciated that the chocolate dripped out of the Quilt. It is, I believe, one of the attractions of this work.
Thanks for your compliments. mfb"
#18 Maritza 2017-12-11 14:50
Beautiful quilt, and it's so great that the maker chimed in. Her response, #6, indicates that the original quilt had the bar of chocolate at the bottom but a juror from the show suggested the straight lines from the bar of chocolate didn't fit in with the quilt so she picked them out and re-quilt it. Amazing.
#17 Carroll Lee 2017-12-11 13:23
And, in response to Leni Weiner's comment, It looks like the dark chocolate dripping would not show up on a dark background. I do think it's the same quilt, just altered. So Fabulous. :roll:
#16 Carroll Lee 2017-12-11 13:20
After looking carefully at the stipple patterns in both versions, I'm thinking it's not a replica, but probably the artist picked out stippling and added the chocolate bar??? Just my guess. It's a wonderful quilt, with and without the chocolate bar. ;-)
#15 D 2017-12-11 13:09
The dripping chocolate woldn't be visible in the first picture with the black background. So that may be the same, can't tell. But the quilting at the bottom is definitely different. The first one does not have the chocolate bar (?) at the bottom.
So either it was picked out and then re-quilted, or it's another quilt of the same pattern.
As for any size/distortion difference that can come merely by the camera angle and distance, so it's difficult to tell if it's the picture or the quilt that makes it look different there.
Either way, I really like the quilt(s). :)
#14 veronica 2017-12-11 11:31
It looks like some of the fabrics are even different- but the glaring difference is the different quilting under the strawberry. Sometimes quilters will make the same design more than once. The dripping chocolate does not show up at all with the dark background!
Their either different versions- very similar- or the artist decided to remove quilting and change it from one to the other.

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