Monday, August 27, 2018
Working with chocolate on the design wall
Work is continuing on the improv project made from leftover pieces of the Square Dance mystery. You can see the first block I made incorrectly here. And here are the correctly made blocks. There were enough scraps to make 9 chocolate windmill blocks, which wasn't quite enough to make a lap size quilt.
How about adding some sashing from the leftover 10" squares? I liked the idea, but not those butterscotch/caramel pieces which drew all the attention to themselves. I did not like the horizontal sashing at all and went with only vertical sashing.
I decided to use the dark chocolate fabrics and cut the sashing 3.25" wide (so I could get 3 pieces from each 10" layer cake square).
Then the border was made from the lighter fabrics cut to 5" (so I could get 2 pieces from each layer cake square).
This is how it looks on the design wall today. I'm thinking of adding another wide brown border to make it a slightly larger size to be a lap quilt. And wouldn't this be a great donation quilt for a fundraiser, with a big basket of chocolate... real chocolate, not fabric chocolate!
Hop over to Small Quilts to see more design wall postings.