Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Saltwater Taffy

The finish update on my Saltwater Taffy quilt using the pattern from Fig Tree and some leftover fabrics.This quilt was a total stash project. I used some of the last bits of many of my favorite designer fabrics. Do you recognize any of them?
The quilting on the center block area is an allover swirly pattern, repeated in the outer border. For the white inner border I used one of my favorites ~ it looks like ric-rac to me.
I was determined to find a backing in the stash and had enough of this blue fabric for the width and decided to repeat the white from the front.
To make it a little more interesting I added this strip of elephant fabric I had left over from making the elephant Christmas ornament.
The binding is a leftover from "Flutterby" by Tula Pink.
Yup! Leftovers sometimes work really well together!

On a side note one of my favorite plants in the garden this time of year is my Beautyberry or Callicarpa. I love the color of the berries and the fact that they almost look fake. It is a real beauty!

9 comments:

  1. So pretty. I love the little strip on the back, great idea!

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  2. What a pretty quilt! Bravo!

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  3. Oh, I love the elephant strip - I want some!! Gorgeous quilt!

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  4. Oooh blue seeds! That's a special one! And lady bugs too! It's lovely!

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  5. It is gorgeous! The fabrics are great and I love the elephant strip on the back.

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  6. Love that pattern - it is really difficult to focus on where it begins and ends! Great fabrics. Love the back with your little elephant march....and I have that bush in my garden - no berries on mine yet! They do look unreal - like sweets almost!

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  7. I LOVE this quilt! Good job on an awesome quilt!

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  8. Gorgeous Quilt! Don't you love using up scraps? It's so nice to have so many favorites in one quilt! I might have to add this pattern to my "to do" list.

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  9. That looks so lovely. I have this pattern just waiting for me find the right fabric to use with it!

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