Project QUILTING 10.6: Craving Chocolate

The products used in this project were given to me by Island Batik, Hobbs, and Aurifil.

Sunday morning, as I left the Purim celebration at our synagogue, I took a peek at the new Project QUILTING challenge that had been announced that morning. Craving Chocolate. I immediately had a plan. I would make a quilted hamentaschen.

Purim is one of the lesser Jewish holidays, a spring festival in which Jews read from the Book of Esther. The holiday officially starts tomorrow evening. One of the ways we celebrate the holiday is with tasty cookies called hamentaschen. They are a butter/sugar cookie that can be filled with, among other options, chocolate.

I couple things went into my fabric choices. I don't use much brown fabric, but I knew I had at least a scrap of brown Island Batik from this project. I thought I had a larger piece, but the 3 1/2" x 5" piece I found would have to do. It drove the finished size of the project. Additionally, I knew that one of the neutrals that I had received in my most recent Island Batik box was called Batter. That seems like a close choice for a sugar cough dough. :-)

I opted for a double batting in my dough, wool and cotton, to give it a thicker, cookie-like shape. My cookie was about 6 inches in diameter before it was folded up around my chocolate filling. The finished cookie is about 5 1/2 inches on a side.

Happy Purim!

I've linked up to the Project QUILTING Craving Chocolate challenge. Once the challenge ends on Sunday you can vote for your ten favorites. (Mine is #3)

 

14 thoughts on “Project QUILTING 10.6: Craving Chocolate

  1. Kathleen McCormick

    I knew exactly what this was when I saw it! I don't think I have ever had a chocolate one - on my list of things to look for someday! I have one cooking - hope it gets done!

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Kathleen. Chocolate or nutella filled are my favorites. But I also enjoy a strawberry filling. Mm.

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  2. I just love your Hamantashen project. It's so fun and who doesn't love anything with chocolate, right!? I can see this even being made into a hat or a costume but it's lovely just as is. You are so creative and I'm sure this will be the only one of its kind in the challenge.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Elana. I wore it as a corsage/pin/broach for the celebration last night. Maybe next year I'll stitch it onto a headband. :-)

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  3. Anja @ Anja Quilts

    Very creative. After I saw your real chocolate version on IG, I asked one of my Judges, who is Jewish, if he had brought us any hamentaschen LOL He sometimes brings in little treats, but not this time.

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    1. sarah

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      I need to get the recipe that my synagogue uses. Delicious! I'll try to share it if I can get my hands on it. Thanks for visiting, Nikki.

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