Welcome to Block 4 of the Awesome Ocean Sew Along (AOSAL in my notations). Isn’t Angelica just the angel of a fish? I love her bubbles and I made mine blue, which made me very happy. This has been one busy blogging week for me; silence will follow for a few days, but I will be back soon – you can check out upcoming content at the bottom of the blog.
Hint 1: Fabric Considerations for this block:
Light background – Change the white to another color (G & H)
Bubbles – Change the white to blue or another color for I
Hint 2: Time to Prep/Make Block:
Prep time is about 1/2 – 3/4 hour of cutting and about 1 to 1 1/2 hours of
sewing. I take my time with these blocks.
Hint 3: Check the orientation of the easy pieces!
You can see where I removed stitches. I sometimes sew without thinking it makes a difference in a simple piece; it does.
Hint 4: Finger Pressing
I finger press the seams open, before I move to the iron. This makes that process faster. Sometimes I even use an unusual tool, a screwdriver!
Hint 5: Keep the pieces in order
You may not have this problem if you are using white, but it can get confusing if you aren’t, so I make sure it looks right before I sew.
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 – for both blocks 4 & 5! I needed to change this due to the other linky party I am running on the 22nd of each month.
Tutorial on Converting Picture to Mosaic in EQ8 (1/22)
Swap Mob Bag (1/13)
The Winter Blues (1/20)
2020 Monthly Color Blog
What I made Monday