Welcome to Block 3 of the Awesome Ocean Sew Along (AOSAL in my notations). I am loving this little puffer fish! This is now 1/3 of the way through the blocks when you finish these two. Not so bad, if I may so so myself. If you are using a light background, consider using another fabric for piece L.
Prep time is about 1 hour of cutting and about an 1 to 1 1/2 hour s of sewing – depending on interruptions and mishaps!
Hint 1: I used this sheet to cut and label my pieces. I liked having them the same size. I also flipped and saved so I could do the next block.
Hint 2: I ran into problems and low and behold there is a correction on Elizabeth Hartman’s site. She says: Page 7 (Puffy) piece G should be 1-1/2″ x 2″ and not 1″ x 2″. This was only true on the early versions, but check your cutting directions on page 7 before you cut.
Hint 3: Match up the “nose” and “mouth”. I did unsew to make this work, hopefully my hint will prevent that for you.
Hint 4: It is easy to mix up background pieces N & O. Fortunately I only did it on one piece and the recutting was easy. Again, hopefully my error helps you avoid one.
Hint 5: The top fin pieces, P & J, are laid out differently with the strips pointing UP, so be sure you look at it!
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Here’s the updated calendar for blocks and guest bloggers!
|Nov. 17, 2019||Fabric Choices|
|Nov. 23, 2019||Block 1||Kelp|
|Dec. 7, 2019||Block 2||Octavian the Octopus||Barb|
|Dec. 21, 2019||Block 3||Puffy the Puffer Fish|
|Jan. 4, 2020||Block 4||Angelica the Angel Fish|
|Jan. 18, 2020||Block 5||Chuckles the Clown Fish|
|Feb. 1, 2020||Block 6||Preppy the Whale||Rose|
|Feb, 15, 2020||Block 7||Tony the Turtle|
|Feb. 29, 2020||Block 8||Mr. Manatee||Wendy|
|Mar. 14, 2020||Block 9||Sally the Seahorse|
|Mar. 28, 2020||Top|
|Ap. 25, 2020||Parade of Quilts|
Here’s the linky party!
Awesome Ocean SAL Block 4 – 1/4
Review of FQ bundle from LoveCrafts
#2020Goals (before 12/31)
Best of 2019 Linky Party (12/26-1/2)
Tutorial on Converting Picture to Mosaic in EQ8