Sunday, March 24, 2019

Discovering Project Quilting - Chocolate Cravings

Do you know about Project Quilting? I just found out about it through Sherry of Powered by Quilting's post. It's 8:30 pm here and the project needs to be finished and posted by noon Central Time. According to the little countdown clock, I have 16 hours to create a project that is related to "Craving Chocolate".

Project Quilting - Craving Chocolate

As I'm writing this, I'm frantically thinking of what I could finish for this challenge. I don't know if you remember but in the Instagram event, 100 hexies in 100 days, there was a week for "Something Sweet". Here's the picture that I posted and what I wrote about it.
"It was the brown fabric with caramel coloured dots that gave me the idea for this. Doesn't it look good enough to eat?"
Week 12 - Something Sweet
#100hexies100days2018
With this in mind, I am going to attempt to make a completed mini art quilt for Project Quilting. See you soon! (This was at 8:30 pm, just before taking Chevy for her walk)

At 2:30 am, I was quite happy with my results. I had done everything that I could since my sewing machine is in the bedroom and hubby was asleep! It's not a pretty picture since my good light is next to my sewing machine.

Chocolate Cravings - progress at 2:30 am

It was difficult to sleep last night because I was so excited.... so it was even harder to get up at 8:30 this morning.

After feeding the dog, (I still haven't had my coffee yet!!!) upstairs I went to my sewing machine. I have to admit that my brain was rather fuzzy so instead of finishing the edges envelope style, I improvised and finished them with a zigzag stitch. I actually saw some great textile art pieces yesterday that were finished this way. Of course, they were mounted on canvas, but still, it worked 😊

Chocolate Cravings


The proof is in the eating....it was great chocolate!
 What I learned

  • This was too much fun. I know what I'm doing next January - participating in all of the Project Quilting challenges!
  • It would be so cool if I could figure out how to finish a piece before I actually start it so that I could get it right....I'm not sure that this is going to happen, except on major pieces (which I avoid because planning just adds to the pressure!)
  • I really, really need a coffee but it's amazing what I can do without coffee...when motivated!
Related links
Linking parties
This post will be linked to the Project Quilting, Season 10, Challenge 6 link-up. I did it!!!


I linked up to Sandra's DrEAMi! link because if this isn't a squirrel project, nothing is!
Check out what everyone has made, and make sure to VOTE for your favourite.

Project Details

Chocolate Cravings
Size: 8 ½" x 9 ½"
Materials: Cotton, embroidery floss
Techniques: English Paper Piecing, appliqué, embroidery, free motion quilting





13 comments:

  1. What a clever (and fast) person you are! I found this challenge for the first time this year and completed 6 out of 6. It was a lot of fun and I so enjoyed looking at everyone's creations. I am inspired by all the creativity and interpretations. Made me think!!!! (which in good). See you next year!

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    1. Hi Nikki, I am looking forward to participating and playing next year. What a fun concept.

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  2. Oh mercy, up until 2:30 am and then finishing that cute little piece before coffee! You did a great job! What fun when inspiration hits!

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  3. Great job joining in at the last minute! You have a fun quilt art piece entry.

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  4. such a great craving chocolate piece! Thanks for linking up!

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  5. LOVE the mix of techniques used in your project! The last minute really seems to suit you.

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  6. Good for you to get this done in such short time! I badly wanted to join in this year, but it just didn't happen. Maybe next year won't be quite so crazy; last year was too, so I didn't get in then either. Yes, I think that caramel polka-dot fabric looks good enough to eat!

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  7. So cute! I can't wait to see what you come up with in the next season of Project Quilting. Thanks for linking up to What I Made Monday.

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  8. such an adorable piece! So happy you discovered the challenge and decided to join in the fun!

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  9. You are a machine! Done so fast and on so little sleep too!

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