Welcome to Block 6 the Awesome Ocean Sew Along (#AOSAL) and Preppy the Whale. We are now halfway through the blocks!! Today we do have a guest host so be sure to check out Rose’s blog at Something Rose Made at today too! As a reminder, the Awesome Ocean pattern was written by Elizabeth Hartman and this sew along 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).
Hint 1: Fabric Considerations for this block:
Hint 2: Time to Prep/Make Block:
Prep time is about 1/2 – 3/4 hour of cutting and about 3/4 an hour of
Hint 3: Piecing F-M-I
I was a little confused when I looked at the picture, but this is what happens, piece F goes on top of M. Trimmed; then I on top of M.\
Check pieces N, M, G – I added a 1/4″ to my M to make it work
Hint 4: Look at the instructions
I saw this a few days before I pieced, but forgot about it and was puzzeled when it was too big. So, yes, read the instructions as well as looking at the pictures.
Hint 5: Use a stiletto or even a seam ripper
I love using my stiletto to hold the end of those pieces as they go through the machine. It helps them stay steady and not get wonky (yes its a technical sewing term in my studio) at the end!
We are winding down on the blocks – 6 done and 3 more to go. I am getting really excited to see these ocean buddies in a quilt. I am sure you are.
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 6, 7 & 8! 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!
Tutorial on Converting Picture to Mosaic in EQ8 (1/22)
The Winter Blues (1/20)
Swap Mob Bag
2019 Monthly Color Block Quilt Finish (1/31)