Wednesday, October 7, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Making Taffy

Since I finished one baby quilt, it was time to start another since I still have four on my list. Another boy quilt coming right up!

I decided that I wanted to finally use the Salt Water Taffy quilt pattern from Moda Bake Shop from a long while back with a jelly roll of Road 15 by Sweetwater that I bought last year.

Because it's just my nature, I decided to modify the pattern a little bit. Or a lot? I'm making the whole quilt from one jelly roll -- using the light strips for the background instead of solids. I also used some strips to make four patches for the centers of the taffy blocks since I don't have a matching charm pack.


In my opinion, the original pattern has a lot of unnecessary seams, some of which are included to avoid having to use partial seams in the block. I'm all about the partial seam, quilty friends, so I set out to simplify the number of parts in this block.

Here's my finished block:


And here's the block dissected into its parts:


I know partial seams are anathema to some people, but I am all about simplifying seams and saving a little bit of fabric.

Here are all six of my finished blocks:


I really like how all of these have turned out thus far! I have 3 green taffies and 3 dark grey taffies to make and then all of my blocks will be completed! I haven't yet used any of the black strips in the jelly roll -- I am thinking I will use them for sashing and/or binding.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday!

4 comments:

  1. It's funny how one of my earliest projects had partial seams in it and I was such a newbie that I didn't know to be afraid of them. Kudos to you to figuring out an easier way to make this pattern.

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  2. Really cool blocks! And I love the fabrics you are using, too.

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  3. If it makes it easier for you, then modifying the pattern definitely makes sense. Your blocks look great.

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