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.

14 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Wonderful calorie free chocolate quilt! (Until you add the basket of chocolate, that is!)

Cathy said...

Yummy!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

What fun, a box of chocolates!! Love your improv quilt!

Mary said...

Sweet quilt, pun intended. Love the Scrappy look. Perfect for a Chocolate lover who needs a Quilt hug!

Jackie J said...

This quilt looks amazing, good job!

Louise said...

Great little quilt! I love that fabric :)

Robin said...

So, have you been eating a lot of chocolate while making this little quilt? I'm sure I would have been. I like the way the pinwheels are staggered a little, it add more visual interest. Fun quilt!

maggie fellow said...

ooo great use for those leftovers from square dance

Sarah said...

Nice idea for a charity quilt with real chocolate too....what's not to love?

Needled Mom said...

Very nice use of the scraps. I love the new header with the oranges too.

Jenny said...

That's a great idea, using up all your leftovers!

QuiltGranma said...

Great choices! Will make a great gift, or use it yourself when YOU need a hug! We all need those at times.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Very cool! Love the design and that you used all those scraps up! xx

Kate said...

Very inventive use of the left over scraps from the first project. You would never guess these were the left overs. It's coming together beautifully.