Today's entry for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge involves the monthly challenge color - brown - and the "finish it up" aspect of the challenge.
This quilt started life as a challenge/swap to create 9-patch blocks with brown and another color inspired by chocolate candy. The swap took place between some chocoholics who were members of the Treadle On mail list - a group devoted to sewing with vintage and antique, non-electric sewing machines.
The swap took place in 2007, but I didn't start playing with my blocks until 2012! I made a few more chocolate 9-patch blocks and added snowball blocks made with chocolate candy fabrics.
Once the quilt top was finished, I handed it off to my local longarm quilter, Cindy Braiwick. She had already done some fun, food-related quilting on my Ice Cream quilt, so I knew she'd come up with great ideas for this quilt, too.
She incorporated "I 💜 Chocolate" into the quilting around the borders.
The 9-patch blocks are quilted with different types of candy, while the snowball blocks feature decorative hearts.
I didn't notice this quilting design until I was snapping pictures. I guess those are supposed to be chocolate martinis!
This quilt has been languishing in the "needs binding" pile for a couple of years. I finished the binding this week, washed and dried it and now have a the perfect guilt-free chocolate treat!
There will be more quilty treats at this week's RSC link-up - guaranteed to be good for you!