Welcome to Block 5 the Awesome Ocean Sew Along (#AOSAL) and Chuckles the Clown Fish. We are now halfway through the blocks!! And we have 3 guest hosts coming up in the last few weeks – Rose, Emily and Wendy! This is so much fun!! The Awesome Ocean pattern was written by Elizabeth Hartman and this SewALong encourages you to purchase her pattern (information below) and learn from my mistakes (you can see the links for prior blocks below or at the top of this page).
Now, I really do love that name, Chuckles. One of the characters in the Mary Tyler Moore show was Chuckles the Clown. One of the funniest shows that I remember was the funeral of Chuckles the Clown. Mary can’t contain herself at this funeral; this was after she chastised her coworkers for laughing so much as they regaled stories about him. Here is a link to the episode and at minute 22 there is the famous line that Chuckles was remembered for “A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants”. SO, I have been chuckling a lot to myself as I make this one!
Hint 1: Fabric Considerations for this block:
For those with a light background – Change the white to another color (h,i,j)
Hint 2: Time to Prep/Make Block:
Prep time is about 1/2 – 3/4 hour of cutting and about 1 hour of
Hint 3: My error?
I was short here, so I don’t know if this was a mistake in my cutting, or not.
Check pieces N, M, G – I added a 1/4″ to my M to make it work
Hint 4: Make sure you orient these pieces correctly.
You can see two pieces of M are pointing up and two pointing down. It is easy to make a mistake here.
This is really making me so happy. We may have a snowstorm coming tonight, but I could just pull this aquatic gang out and I would be so happy!
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||Emily|
|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, so there will be one linky for the month for the Awesome Ocean blocks (unless I figure something else out). It will be on each page so you don’t need to worry!
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The Winter Blues (1/20)
Swap Mob Bag
2019 Monthly Color Block Quilt Finish (1/31)