New Orleans House Project

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chocolate Therapy

Working with brown fabrics for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge reminded me of yet another unfinished UFO.  These 9-patch blocks were part of a swap amongst members of the Treadle On mail list.  The idea was to be inspired by chocolate and create 9 inch blocks that reminded us of candy.

There weren't enough blocks from the swap to make a decent-sized quilt, so I put them in the UFO pile to marinate.  I pulled the blocks out earlier this month and started sketching block arrangements.

I decided to alternate the 9-patch blocks with literal chocolate candy snowball blocks.  Today's chocolate therapy involved cutting the fabric for the snowball blocks and making a few additional 9-patches to have the quilt work out to a reasonable size.  I guess the best thing about this kind of chocolate therapy is it is calorie free!  

I'm getting frustrated by my current inability to stay focused on any one project until it is completely finished.  I have hope for this quilt, as most of the work is already done.  My goal is to keep this one on the front burner until it is finished.

If you're having a craving for chocolate, be sure to stop by Angela's Rainbow Scrap link-up.  I'm sure you'll find plenty of calorie-free fabric goodness!

8 comments:

  1. I think that is going to look great! I love chocolate!

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  2. What a great idea, Angie. I remember that swap--another one I didn't enter because I'm always fearful I'll commit to something that life won't let me complete. I'm sure it was fun to collect all those candy fabrics too.

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  3. I love chocolate. I think this is going to be a great quilt.

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  4. What perfect fabric for a chocolate quilt. Finishing can be a challenge when there are so many new projects calling to us. Hope this one turns into a quilt very soon.

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  5. Love your literal chocolate fabrics- especially the dipped strawberries. That will be a super-snuggly quilt!

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  6. I love your ideas for your chocolate quilt....yum! Must look for some chocolate to enjoy while reading these blogposts!

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  7. brown is one of my favorite quilts to quilt with - I love both of your blocks!

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  8. This is going to be one pretty chocolate project. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt :)

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