Friday, February 5, 2016

Which Way To The Chocolate?


Which Way to the Chocolate?
63 x 78


Machine pieced and hand quilted


I quilted with big stitching in a variety of threads from my stash -variegated brown perle #5 and perle #8, light brown 20 wt. 


I didn't mark any quilting lines. I just eyeballed about 1/4 inch inside each geese and then stitched in the ditch around the sashing and then stitched lines about 1/4 inch away from each other inside the sashing. 


I used a chocolaty brown muslin for the backing and it's kind of fun that you can see all of the stitching echoed on the back. 

It's been cold in these here parts lately so I'm ready now to cover myself in chocolate! 


I'm going over today to:

20 comments:

Preeti said...

That's just gorgeous!! Love how the hand quilting adds a softness to this quilt.

Linda said...

I love your quilt. Not normally a fan of brown but this presses all the buttons for me. It has such a welcoming, cosy look. Great stitching too.

Kat Scribner said...

I love this quilt. I'm not sure I could look at the chocolate all evening long and keep myself out of the fridge. How did you like quilting with the perle #5?? I am using it to backstitch embroider names on our Bicentennial Quilt. It looks nice on the front but is awful bulky on the back. Usually I use #8. I wanted it to show up well. But I'm wonderfing if I made a bad choice. Back to quilting with it ..... I bought a few too many skeins for the embroidery project, so how did you like hand quilting with the #5??

Remnant Quilter Kimberly said...

I LOVE it, yes I meant to scream that. I'm a big fan of flying geese, and evidently bigger flying geese are even better. I need to get out of my tiny rut. Your quilt could also be passed off as over achievement over at RSC2016; Feb is brown with pink accents.

Cathy said...

This is such a fantastic quilt in theme, color and pattern. And I love your quilting, too. A+++++ all the way around. And being covered in chocolate.... mmmmmm..... sounds decadent! Congratulations!

Cathy said...

(and #6 on your Q1 FAL list, right??? You ought to link up.....) Hugs, C

gayle said...

Chocolate coated Cathy...
This quilt is just all kinds of terrific. But why am I so hungry?

Quilting Babcia said...

There is so much to love about this quilt! Your big stitch quilting is the icing on the (chocolate) cake!

Kaja said...

Yum!

audrey said...

Love that wide, winding sashing! And your quilting is the perfect touch. Great finish for you.:)

Nann said...

What fun, Cathy! I like the colorway, the design, and the really cool quilting.

Cat Herder said...

I love this quilt! I saw the picture on the Stashbuster group, and I was glad you posted it here, too. Fabulous idea to use all those yummy chocolate prints!
Vickie in Cleveland

Vic in NH said...

Good looking quilt, congratulations on a very fine finish!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Great finish--it's a very fun pattern! Your big stitch quilting looks good on the chocolate--yummy!

Alycia said...

LOOOOVE it!!!!

Charlene S said...

Neat idea!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

This quilt is just gorgeous, Cathy! Such rich colors. I hadn't seen it before, but followed your link over from your Oh Scrap post. I really love the flying geese. What size do they finish at?

Bonnie said...

Nice job! Yea for a big finish!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Great quilt, love it!

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

That is a fantastic name for a fantastic quilt! Well done, what a great finish. Thank you for participating in the 2016 FAL, on behalf of the global FAL hosts :o)