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Monday, September 24, 2012

Design Wall Monday - Taffy

I may have diverted a bit from my originial plan of working on another UFO on Saturday. I grabbed the basket that the UFO was in, and went to retrieve the pattern. On my way to grab the pattern, my fingers happened to touch the Taffy pattern by Jaybird quilts. Last weekend, some of my LQS had sales on and so my daughter and I went out together. One of the stores had a bowl where you could pick out your discount and my amazing daughter picked out 40% off. They let me go back and pick up a Shape Cut Ruler. Somehow I had broken mine, and I use it all the time. At the other store, they had amazing grab bag sales for $5.99. My daughter and I filled a couple of bags, with large scraps that were more the size of fat quarters. The store also had fabric on sale too. I found a cool fat quarter of Sunflowers and Leaves. Last year, my great-aunt (who loves sunflowers) told me that her quilt that I had made for her was getting worn out, and she needed another one. Her first quilt I had made using Full Sun, by Maywood Studios. It was a subdued palette of blues and golds.When I bought the fat quarter I knew I wanted to use it as a focus fabric, and I had a few ideas in mine. Then when I saw the Taffy pattern I realized how well it work with the fabric. I did some in home shopping, checked with my dh about colour scheme and I was on my way.

Sunflower Taffy


I have never made a quilt using these colours, but I am loving how it is turning out. Check out what others have made for Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.

6 comments:

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

I like your fall color choices!! I'm excited to see more of your taffy quilt come together!

M-R said...

Perfect for Fall! I'm sure your aunt will love it!

Ariane said...

Your block looks great!! I can't wait to see more!!!

Darlene said...

Wonderful block, Michelle. Love the fall colors you've used. I want to see more. LOL

Barb said...

Your block is really nice and the colors are wonderful!

CitricSugar said...

You've been busy! I love the taffy block, and the Christmas Rose looks fab.

Can't wait to see what becomes of the spools as well...