New Orleans House Project

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Enjoying My Calorie-Free Chocolates

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!









15 comments:

  1. Hooray!! for guilt-free chocolate. :o))

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  2. Love this.... those martini glasses and the I love chocolate! Perfect.

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  3. Oh my goodness! I do love this (and chocolate). Congrats on finishing a box of chocolates! What a fun quilt and quilting.

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  4. Hmmm...maybe we need to do that swap again, with the chocolate theme. I think 9 patch blocks are the next 'basic' block (Spring 2018), and I volunteered to be the hostess. What do you think?????

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  5. You and Cathy L have both completed beautiful Odes to Chocolate in the form of awesome quilts. I love the quilting on yours too! OMG, I’m afraid it would make me crave the real thing! Such a yummy finish (pun intended), and worthy of copying. That will be my treat when I reach my goal weight, LOL!!

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  6. No doubt the quilter loves chocolate too !! ah ah !!
    Congratulations for this beautiful and yummy finish Angie !

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  7. oh my that quilting is amazing. great quilt! Enjoy cuddling up with it and treat yourself to some real chocolate.

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  8. I just love this quilt that you have made--the chocolate themed colors and that quilting--amazing beautiful work, hugs, Julierose

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  9. A very fun quilt, the quilting is perfect. Congrats on getting one off the UFO list.

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  10. Amazing Quilting on this chocolate and cherry flavored quilt. So glad it is finished for everyone to enjoy guilt-free. I'm running to my Lindor darkest truffles right now.

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  11. What a fun theme for a quilt! The chocolate colors show off the fun colors perfectly. Great finish!

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  12. What a fabulous quilt! Great finish... good enough to eat!

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  13. Oh wow! That quilting is absolutely perfect! I love your big box of chocolates!

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  14. If all chocolate could be guilt free! Your quilt has a sweet story. Congrats on another finish.

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