My very first Quilt was mainly beige and linencolored and handquilted by my Mum. We still like to use this quilt on the couch, when we are reading or watching TV. I made the man of the house almost raise his hand and swear never to eat his favourite dark chocolate when using this quilt. This became a running gag between us and I promised him a quilt for his birthday that is not so sensitive to chocolate - a chocolate quilt:
Ich verwendete alle Schattierungen von dunkelbraun über hellbraun bis karamell und ein wenig türkis. Dunkle Schokolade, Milchschokolade, weiße Schokolade, Karamell und Minze. Die Stoffe am Rand sind eine halbe Jelly roll (Pure von Sweatwater). Der Pünktchenstoff stammt aus Amsterdam, der Rest aus lokalen Stoffgeschäften.
I used all shades of (very) dark brown, lighter brown, caramel and a little aqua aka dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, caramel and mint. The fabrics on the side are from a half jelly roll (Pure by sweatwater). The dark brown polka dot is a souvenir from Amsterdam, the rest is from local fabricshops.
I designed a quite graphic, manly design, inspired by antic floor tiles that remindes me of chocolate bars. If you squint your eyes you can see the 3D-effect, that the man likes a lot.
The measures are about 59 x 87 inches because the man of the house is quite tall.
I also pieced the back.
The little ornament in the middle just came together randomly when I sewed and cut the corner pieces. I do like the design and already planed a quilt with that completely undesigned design. ;-)
It was the first time that I used my sewing machine to sew the binding, because this time there was enough extra fabric on the back. I used a great tutorial by Jera and it worked fine, though I like the blind stitching by hand to finish a quilt.