I have been rather obsessed with the scrappy chocolate HSTs I pulled out last week for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge color. I played with several different block arrangements this week, putting together some small, decorative quilts to give as gifts. Even though I found myself dreaming about HST quilts all week, the chocolate therapy was great!
This chocolate mash-up was inspired by a candle mat I spied on Pinterest. My blocks were smaller, so I added a Box of Chocolates border. I probably could've used a little more contrast in my light blocks, but everything came from scraps, so I'm happy. I can just picture this with a chocolate-scented candle in the center!
Next I took some inspiration from Audrey's churn dash blocks. These used up some HSTs and other chocolate scraps. Again, the blocks are a little small - 6 inches finished - so I'm auditioning some borders. I may have enough scraps to make two additional blocks, so this one is marinating for a bit.
Birds in the Air is one of my favorite quilt blocks, so I decided to make some chocolate birds. There might be enough of the pink chocolate fabric left to make two more BITA blocks, so this project could be more table runner size.
This is an interesting arrangement of just the four BITA blocks. I could add a narrow white border and a darker outer border. I've checked through all the chocolate and brown scraps (and pink scraps) for an appropriate border, but I don't have anything that works. That might mean a trip to the quilt store!
And I still have a good number of chocolate HSTs to play with. Any and all suggestions cheerfully considered!
I felt a little like Hansel & Gretel as I made this chocolate happy, scrappy house! Or would that make me the witch?
Doesn't this week's New Orleans house look cozy? I love the chocolate brown color with all the delicate gingerbread trim!
If you need more chocolate therapy, check out the other Rainbow Scrappers who are linking up at Angela's blog!