Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chocolate + Quilt = Double Win

A while back I lamented on ye olde blog that I wanted to take on more challenging quilts. Proving God does indeed have a sense of humor, shortly thereafter I received a request to sew up a quilt for market. I'm gonna keep it real and let you know I contacted someone and let them know I was willing and able should a need arise, which is the step right before begging.  I said YES and then opened up the PDF of the pattern...1300 or so triangles. *GULP*

Luckily for me, the pattern involved some Laundry Basket Quilts HST Exchange Papers.  I never knew those existed before.  Have you ever used those? 

It really made the process go by much more quickly.  I kept track of my progress and it was 24 hours of sewing.  I thought I was fast!   I even cheated by having my mother-in-law and 2 sisters in town for my husband's deacon ordination.  They helped with pressing, cutting apart triangles, and trimming dog ears.  It was a HUGE help!  THANKS GIRLS!

If you are interested in remaking this quilt, I believe it will be a free pattern with the purchase of fat eighth bundles of Three Sisters Double Chocolat Fabric.   The pattern uses a fat eighth bundle but you will have some nice leftovers if you are careful with your paper pinning.  .  Since everything was rushed I got a 1/4 yard bundle and so I have a lot of leftovers and I can't wait to show you what I am doing with it.  These aren't the fabrics I am attracted to at a quilt shop but they always look so much better in my house than the things I would normally pick. 


  1. holy HSTs girlfriend!! I am on hiatus from them after my last HTS quilt finish! And they were 3 1/2 in finished! These look MUCH smaller!!You go girl!!

  2. I don't know how you did that without pulling out your hair, but it looks great!!


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