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 f\rom 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 to 1 hour of
Hint 3: Look at the instructions because you will want to trim!
Hint 4: Trim the Eyes
I didn’t – so I have turtles with eyes that are a little bigger. It is just fine but you may prefer to trim as instructed on the top of page 16, Figure 2! I’m highlighting the next pattern next time to see if that works.
I decided to pin mine to a background so you could see my placement. Right now, I am planning on using Elizabeth’s layout. Here’s a mockup, waiting for new pics, in EQ8.
It is not too late to get started, so here’s what you need to play along:
1. Get the pattern from my amazon affiliate link* or
from the designer directly or in your local store.
2. The links are updated below for any completed blocks.
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 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!
Tips/Tutorials on the 22nd – 2/22
Awesome Ocean 2/29
Modern Quilt Guild MiniSwap
Quilt Con 2020