Salt Water Taffy Boy and Girl Quilts

Hello Everyone! It's Crystal Hendrix from Hendrixville again! Being from Utah and home of the Great Salt Lake, what do we have a lot of? Salt Water Taffy! So when I saw that there was a line that was called, Salt Air and was full of bright colors, what else could I think of, Salt Water Taffy!

I'm pleased to bring you not just one, but TWO twin-size quilts! Amazing what you can get from a single jelly roll! Enjoy!

*If you want to make either 2 boy quilts or 2 girl quilts, change the color of your sashing fabric. Make sure you have a large variety of all the colors (from the jelly roll and charm pack) in each quilt if you do this. *

1 Jelly Roll - Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket
1 Jelly Roll - Bella White
1 Charm Pack - Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket

2 1/8 yard 37025 21 (dark blue/ocean) - Boy
2 1/8 yard 37025 12 (red/coral) - Girl

5/8 yard 37027 15c (multi-color/summer) - Boy
5/8 yard 37027 15c (multi-color/summer) - Girl

4 1/8 yard 37022 16 (blue) - Boy
4 1/8 yard 37021 11 (pink) - Girl 

To start out, take your Salt Air Jelly Roll and separate them into 2 different piles, one for the boy quilt and one for the girl quilt. Each pile will have 20 pieces each.

Then take your charm pack and separate them into 2 piles as well, one for the girl quilt and one for the boy quilt. Each pile will have 21 pieces.

Now from one strip of each jelly roll (Salt Air and Bella White) you will cut it into the following :
4 - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"    2 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"   2 - 2 1/2" x 8 1/2"

You will be using EVERY strip of both jelly rolls. Just make sure that you keep your piles for the boy and girl quilts separate, this will help reduce confusion as you put together your blocks.

Now with your charm pack piles, trim each block down to 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". You will have 2 extra charm pieces left.

Now we are going to assemble our blocks! You will be using a 1/4" seam allowance throughout.

#1 - Lay out your pieces from each strip in the following pattern.

#2 - Sew each column (5 different ones) together. * You can sew together your blocks together in a different way, but I was able to organize and keep track of my blocks better doing it this way, just do what makes you feel more comfortable*

# 3 - Sew together your columns. You will have two sets of 2 and one column left out.

# 4 - Sew the extra column to one set of your columns.

# 5 - Sew together the rest of your columns and press flat. 

You will have a total of 20 blocks for each quilt.
Now we can begin to start assembling your quilts. Make sure that you keep your different blocks separate. 

Take your Sashing fabric and cut 15 - 3 1/2" x 12 1/2" pieces. Your layout will be 4 x 5, so you will be using 3 strips per row.

Once you have your rows put together, cut 4 - 3 1/2" x 57 1/2" from your sashing fabric (You may need to cut 8 strips and sew together the strips.) Sew your long strips to your rows now.

Now for the final step, cut from your sashing fabric, 2 - 5" x 57 1/2" and 2 5" x 82" and sew them to your quilt top. (Once again you may need to cut 8 strips and sew together 2 to make your desired length.)

Now you have your finished quilt top! Repeat for the girls quilt (or boy quilt) and you have two quilt tops ready to be basted, quilted and bound.

Baste, quilt and bind each quilt as you desire.

Once finished you will have beautiful quilts for a boy and a girl! Each one is approximately 67"x82".

I would love to see any quilts that you have made using this tutorial or any of my previous ones. Please feel free to email me a picture at nmommy02(at)gmail(dot)com

Crystal Hendrix


Casper65 said...

I LOVE, LOVE LOVE these!!!

Meredith said...

Great instructions. I think it would be fun to make this quilt twice for two young sisters I know. I thought it would be a good I SPY quilt. The center of every block could be different. Love both of the quilts.

Johanna said...

Love this pattern!

Cindy said...

Love your block. It looks just like a box of wrapped taffy.

Tiffany said...

I really like this one, Crystal!

Katie B. said...

These are great!

Amy said...

Love this fabric line and the two beautiful quilts you made!

Terry said...

Beautiful quilts! Your directions are GREAT and I can't wait to try this.

Cyndi said...

Just finished up a quilt using Salt Air...wish I had seen your pattern first. But, I love these fabrics so much and your design is so cute, that I think I'll just have to make another one. Thanks so much for the awesome recipe!



Malini said...

What a great quilt. Love both of them. May be I could make it for both of my kids. I bet this would look good in any fabric line for kids :-).

Thank you, Crystal for lovely tutorial.


Sinta Renee said...

What a fun quilt! I love your pattern and of course the Salt Air is a great choice to make it up with. Sweet!

Library Gal Quilts said...

Oh that is wonderful! I want to sit right down to my sewing machine and make this pronto!!

Lynne said...

Love that block!