Chocolate Bits

This is a close-up picture of my miniature quilt that finished 15 x 15 using the left over fabrics from my “Box of Chocolates quilt.”

Here are my leftover strips and pieces:
I used the “Old Maid’s Puzzle” block sized to 5 inches finished. I have EQ7 so I resized the pattern and printed out paper piecing templates to use for sewing together.

Even though I still have fabric scraps left, I was only able to piece 9 finished squares and still have it be a scrappy quilt with a variety of pieces.

Here are some layout options I discovered:The first picture shows the typical layout of the block. The middle picture is the layout I choose. I would love the see the last layout with more blocks added as I think the several patterns would emerge.

 It was very satisfying to use up some of the scraps I had left over.
Now to ponder over the rest.

 “Chocolate Bits”

I chose to stitch in the ditch along the diagonal edges.
Made from the leftover fabrics of a jelly roll by Moda also as part of the 2012 Finish-a-Long that Rhonda over at Quilter in the Gap is sponsoring.

 I think there may be another quilt using this pattern in my future (pondering colors), using layout #3.

What layout would you have chosen?

Enjoy the journey, Jackie

  • Claire Alexander

    I definitely agree with your choice. I look forward to seeing #3 some day–I see feathered star in it…I agree there will be lots of secondary patterning–I hardly see the “Old Maid Puzzle” unless I look for it. I think it might be the kind that puzzles people as to what was the original block.

  • Lea Anne

    I got a chuckle out of the name of the quilt. I made a quilt with the same line of fabric but added one maroon print, calling the quilt chocolate covered cherries. Such YUMMY fabric! Love yours too!

    • Jackie

      Lea Anne,

      I love the idea of using red! Thanks for stopping by.

      Jackie Berdych
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  • Nancy M

    What a great way to use all the fabric we have. The mini is nice.

    • Jackie

      Thank you Nancy. I love the complex pattern it makes.

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