This time of the year I start getting sentimental for holidays of my youth. One special Christmas we spent in California when I was just tiny with lots of cousins and distant relatives. And one thing I remember about that Christmas was eating loads and loads of salt water taffy.
So, today I am sharing one of my newest quilt blocks I am naming “sweet treats” because it reminds me of that Christmas of eating handfuls and handfuls of neapolitan salt water taffy….it was so good. I made this quilt block out of some white fabric and then a piece of Shine Bright collection that looks like mint chocolate chip that I love as well…but you could use any fabric scraps you have on hand. Let’s get started!
Cut the following measurements out of fabrics:
* Two 2.5″ by 6.5″ white rectangles
*Two 2.5″ by 4.5″ white rectangles
*Two 2″ by 2″ squares of white fabric
*One 4.5″ by 4.5″ square of print fabric
*One 3″ by 3″ square of white and one 3″ by 3″ square of print fabric
- Take the two 3″ by 3″ squares of white and printed fabric and make 2 half-square triangle quilt blocks. HERE is a great tutorial if you need it. Press open. Then trim each HST to 2.5″ by 2.5″ squares.
- Next take your 4.5″ square and place your two 2″ white squares on two opposite corners. Then stitch along the lines shown below.
- Open your press piece and trim off excess of the block you created in step #2.
- Next lay out your quilt block in the following order.
- Row #1– one HST, one 2.5″ by 6.5″ rectangle
- Row #2–one 2.5″ by 4.5″ rectangle, 4.5″ by 4.5″ block, one 2.5″ by 4.5″ rectangle
- Row #3–one 2.5″ by 6.5″ rectangle, one HST
5. After you have your rows placed, stitch each row together using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seams to one side. Then stitch together the three rows to create the finished quilt block. Finished quilt block should be approximately 8″ square. And you are done!