I have to say what a wonderful but too short time we had in Houston!!
My Comfort Quilt idea came from an event at Visions Art Museum called Sip Savor and Stroll. We were asked to make a quilt that had to do with chocolate. The sponsor of the event, Chi Chocolate, makes the most wonderful tiny chocolates with flavors and my favorite is the lavender and chocolate. While making the quilt for this auction, we got the next Mavens word Comfort. I decided right away that dark chocolate is my comfort and I had many strips of lavender and brown fabrics to use in the Rayna Gillman technique that I learned at Empty Spools Seminars this year. If you look closely, the shiny strips are from a Ghirardelli Premium baking chips bag. My auction quilt sold to a friend and now I have my 12 x 12 to keep me comforted.
I did some hand stitching in the strips that look like melting chocolate with Laura Wasilowski's perle cotton in the color way she calls Burnt Marshmallows (bought in Houston). I will do a facing on the edges.