It's the Dog Days of summer, August and guess what? I am giving you something to work on that is easy... with a twist!
Woohooo! Salt Water Taffy! This is actually the block for the Inner Border. I'm giving you this simple block that you can make for that space. you do neeed a few of them, and you have plenty of time to do them!
This is great mindless work for summer. I suggest you cut out all the squares, then work on them at a pace that is nice and comfortable!
When you go over to Free Quilt Patterns to download the block, but sure to watch my video and leave me a comment there to answer my question!
What is it about Salt Water Taffy that is so awesome? I think it's because you usually get this on vacation, right? Have you ever thought to yourself in the middle of October, darn I'd love some salt water taffy right now?
Looking around I found this short fun video on making your own.
How did this taffy come about? According to Wiki
"Candy store owner David Bradley's shop was flooded during a major storm in 1883. As a result of the flood, his entire stock of taffy was soaked with salty Atlantic Ocean water. When a young girl came into his shop and asked if he had any taffy for sale, he is said to have offered some "salt water taffy." At the time it was a joke, because all his taffy had been soaked with salt water, but the girl was delighted. She bought the candy and proudly walked down to the beach to show her friends. Bradley's mother was in the back and heard the exchange. She loved the name, and so salt water taffy was born"
And of course there are various opinions, see that link to read some!
I hope you enjoy having a head start on your inner border with this super easy block... This month we'll share that block OR share with my your family of blocks, I bet they look spectacular!
I've also linked this page to my Quilt Show page... See all the OTHER quilt shows going on, it's so fun!
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Time to share your Inner border or Family of blocks with me!
Just click the BLUE BUTTON at the END of ALL the photos and that takes you to the page to enter your quilt photo. You do NOT need a website, that is optional.