Shoreline Sweets UFO & Aurifil Artisan Challenge

Make a Sweet Treat! Shoreline Sweets are easy, quick blocks to make in an afternoon. Included in this foundation paper piecing pattern are two block designs(finished size: 18″ x 4.5″ and 4.5″ x 9″). Approximate fabric requirements are included but this is also a great pattern to use up your scraps! These blocks are the perfect size for a mug rug, placemat or mini quilt. Make multiple blocks to make a table runner or larger quilt. PDF pattern available exclusively at wholecirclestudio.com

There’s nothing like a project challenge to push you to finish a quilting UFO (unfinished object)! My friends at Aurifil challenged their Artisans to create (or in my case finish) a seasonal project. Today, I’m excited to share with you my Shoreline Sweets mini placemat.
Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill, Aurifil Artisan 2019

A few years ago I designed and made my first Shoreline Sweets blocks, a foundation paper piecing pattern.
Shoreline Sweets, quilt blocks inspired by salt water taffy candy. Designed and pattern available at wholecirclestudio.com

At the time, I made a few of the blocks into “candy coasters”
Shoreline Sweets, quilt blocks inspired by salt water taffy candy. Designed and pattern available at wholecirclestudio.com

..and then life got busy and I stashed away some orphan Shoreline Sweets blocks that I made. I recently unearthed them around the same time that I signed up for the Aurifil Artisan Seasonal Project Challenge/Showcase. We’re in the middle of summer here in the northeast USA and for my family and friends that means an annual trip to the New Jersey shore, where you can find colorful salt water candy in all of the boardwalk shops.

I dusted off my remaining blocks, originally foundation paper pieced with Aurifil 50wt, and decided to turn them into a mini placemat, perfect for a bowl of your favorite candy! First up—arranging and sewing the blocks together with Aurifil 50wt. cotton thread. The blocks measure 4.5″ x 9″ and 4.5″ x 18″ so they fit together nicely and can be arranged in multiple ways to create larger quilt layouts.
Shoreline Sweets, quilt blocks inspired by salt water taffy candy. Designed and pattern available at wholecirclestudio.com

Next, I went into my Aurifil thread stash to decide which yummy thread colors to quilt the mini placemat. I chose colors (all in 50wt Cotton) that complimented the candy, wrapper and background colors.
Candy: Pink Taffy (4660), Pumpkin (2150), Golden Glow (3920), and Dark Turquoise (4182)
Wrapper: Silver Fox (4670)
Background: White (2024)
Shoreline Sweets, quilt blocks inspired by salt water taffy candy. Fun foundation paper piecing pattern. Designed and pattern available at wholecirclestudio.com

Quilting with my walking foot on my Janome Memory Craft 6700P, Shoreline Sweets, quilt blocks inspired by salt water taffy candy. Designed and pattern available at wholecirclestudio.com
quilting on my Janome Memory Craft 6700p — notice my “Powered by Aurifil” sticker!

Quilting with my walking foot on my Janome Memory Craft 6700P, Shoreline Sweets, quilt blocks inspired by salt water taffy candy. Designed and pattern available at wholecirclestudio.com
Shoreline Sweets, quilt blocks inspired by salt water taffy candy. Designed and pattern available at wholecirclestudio.com
Shoreline Sweets, quilt blocks inspired by salt water taffy candy. Designed and pattern available at wholecirclestudio.com
Make a Sweet Treat! Shoreline Sweets are easy, quick blocks to make in an afternoon. Included in this foundation paper piecing pattern are two block designs(finished size: 18″ x 4.5″ and 4.5″ x 9″). Approximate fabric requirements are included but this is also a great pattern to use up your scraps! These blocks are the perfect size for a mug rug, placemat or mini quilt. Make multiple blocks to make a table runner or larger quilt. PDF pattern available exclusively at wholecirclestudio.com Make a Sweet Treat! Shoreline Sweets are easy, quick blocks to make in an afternoon. Included in this foundation paper piecing pattern are two block designs(finished size: 18″ x 4.5″ and 4.5″ x 9″). Approximate fabric requirements are included but this is also a great pattern to use up your scraps! These blocks are the perfect size for a mug rug, placemat or mini quilt. Make multiple blocks to make a table runner or larger quilt. PDF pattern available exclusively at wholecirclestudio.com

make your own Shoreline Sweets!
Make a Sweet Treat! Shoreline Sweets are easy, quick blocks to make in an afternoon. Included in this foundation paper piecing pattern are two block designs(finished size: 18″ x 4.5″ and 4.5″ x 9″). Approximate fabric requirements are included but this is also a great pattern to use up your scraps! These blocks are the perfect size for a mug rug, placemat or mini quilt. Make multiple blocks to make a table runner or larger quilt. PDF pattern available exclusively at wholecirclestudio.com

Make a sweet treat for yourself or a friend! Get your copy of the Shoreline Sweets pattern here.

Go make something great,


Make a Sweet Treat! Shoreline Sweets are easy, quick blocks to make in an afternoon. Included in this foundation paper piecing pattern are two block designs(finished size: 18″ x 4.5″ and 4.5″ x 9″). Approximate fabric requirements are included but this is also a great pattern to use up your scraps!  These blocks are the perfect size for a mug rug, placemat or mini quilt. Make multiple blocks to make a table runner or larger quilt. PDF pattern available exclusively at wholecirclestudio.com Make a Sweet Treat! Shoreline Sweets are easy, quick blocks to make in an afternoon. Included in this foundation paper piecing pattern are two block designs(finished size: 18″ x 4.5″ and 4.5″ x 9″). Approximate fabric requirements are included but this is also a great pattern to use up your scraps!  These blocks are the perfect size for a mug rug, placemat or mini quilt. Make multiple blocks to make a table runner or larger quilt. PDF pattern available exclusively at wholecirclestudio.com Make a Sweet Treat! Shoreline Sweets are easy, quick blocks to make in an afternoon. Included in this foundation paper piecing pattern are two block designs(finished size: 18″ x 4.5″ and 4.5″ x 9″). Approximate fabric requirements are included but this is also a great pattern to use up your scraps!  These blocks are the perfect size for a mug rug, placemat or mini quilt. Make multiple blocks to make a table runner or larger quilt. PDF pattern available exclusively at wholecirclestudio.com

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