Combining Melt and Pour and Cold Process Soap: Quilt Inspired

I have always been enthralled with the dolly blanket that Grandma Great made at age 86 for our daughter. You can imagine correctly that she used a mish-mash of fabrics in this mini-crazy quilt with fancy crazy quilt stitches using yarn. And I loved it. 

Quilts became my inspiration for a soap challenge to include both melt and pour and cold process soaps.  I found a simple triangle design that I would use.  I used melt and pour triangles as embeds and poured the cold process, but after this success, I am maybe even more enthralled with trying it the other way around.  There's a few soaps on the shelf that may see new life soon!

Since I used the same mold to make the melt and pour as the final soaps, it was a bit easier to figure out the size of the triangles.  I cut the melt and pour into three rows.  I then cut the rows into squares and finally into triangles.  The tricky part was trying to line up those corners.  They weren't perfect but I forgave myself because even the best quilter battles corners! 

Melt and Pour triangle embeds lined up in the mold so that the points of each triangle touched.

Melt and Pour triangle embeds lined up in the mold so that the points of each triangle touched.

Next was pouring the Cold Process soap batter into the remaining triangular shaped openings.  I used squeeze bottles so I could control the pour into small spaces a bit more.

One of the fun parts of this design was how different the two sides of the soap looked.  Here you can see the CP soap pours but on the other side of the soap, it was just a wall of blue.

One of the fun parts of this design was how different the two sides of the soap looked.  Here you can see the CP soap pours but on the other side of the soap, it was just a wall of blue.

I had a little bit extra cold process soap batter at the end that I couldn't waste so did a quick design on top.  (Or should I say bottom?)

Wet soap - sorry for those few air bubbles staring at you!

Wet soap - sorry for those few air bubbles staring at you!

Finally the cut - the soap was cut horizontally so that it would retain the triangle pattern in each bar.  The top bar had the swirl design which became the "quilt backing".  In theory, anyway!

And here is the "top and bottom" of my denim quilt soap!

And here is the "top and bottom" of my denim quilt soap!

And here is the "top and bottom" of my denim quilt soap!