Friday, December 14, 2012

Chocolate Lover Variation Quilt Block

This Chocolate Lover Variation block is the 11th block of my Starwood Sampler Quilt, made to tell the story of my home and community.  This quilt was made as a block of the month with my quilting group.  We get together for a potluck before sewing, and someone nearly always brings a chocolate something or other!  We don't assign dishes.  We just bring whatever we feel like making.  Last time, we had four different chocolate dishes! 

I found this pattern in Judy Martin's Ultimate Book of Quilt Block Patterns.  She designed it to be a 10" block, and we wanted a 12" block so changed the block slightly.  (Keep in mind that this block includes the sashing.)  You can compare this block to the original pattern here:

Here's the recipe I brought to our last get-together:

No Bake Cookies
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups oats, uncooked
1/2 cup peanut butter

1.  In a 3-quart saucepan, mix milk, butter, sugar, cocoa, salt, and vanilla.  Bring to a rolling boil for 1-1/2 minutes.
2.  Remove from heat and add oats and peanut butter; mix well.
3.  Place wax paper on a cookie sheet.  Drop dough by spoonfuls onto wax paper; let cool.

This recipe came from my grandmother, Harriet Woodbury George.  Enjoy!

You might enjoy reading my previous blog post:


  1. The only way I know to improve chocolate is adding peanut butter and oats! I wanna join your group!

  2. I grew up eating these cookies! It was one way for Mom to get oats into me because I hated them for breakfast. I still make them for my husband. I had never seen them outside of Kentucky - where was your grandmother from?

  3. I grew up No Bake Cookies!! This recipe has been around for many many years. And so did my kids, grands and now the great grands.

    I am like the first poster I want to join your group.. Sounds like your day/evenings are filled with fun and fellowship..

  4. If you are up to 11 blocks of your Starwood Sampler Quilt then I have missed a few posts. I'll go back and catch up, as I did the Farmer's Daughter Sampler.

    The fabrics are very pretty!

  5. Looks yummy, but I'm a dark chocolate lover myself - but hey! - I'll take any excuse to eat chocolate - LOL.


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