Awesome Ocean Sew Along (SAL) with Me!

This pattern is called “Awesome Ocean” and is by Elizabeth Hartman.  I have been wanting to make it for a long time and am biting the bullet.  I figured I would try to make a block every 2 weeks. I am sure some of you have wanted to make this, or need a baby quilt in your stash or need to donate a quilt! A few years ago, I made Fancy Forest – you can see mine here – and I found that I couldn’t resist this one. Ocean themes always speak to me, so here I am launching a sew along.

You can get the pattern from my amazon affiliate link* or from  the designer directly or in your local store.  

Above is the back of the pattern, for some of the the fabric requirements.  I am working with an Island Batik line, Ocean Odyssey (I received in 2018) that I have saved for awhile. It is funny that my first Fancy Forest led to a second as I had plenty leftover, so I added a few more fat quarters and went on my merry way.

The Details:
November 23: First block posted.
Every 2 weeks: New block posts
March 14: Last block posts
April 25: Parade of quilts
Linky parties will happen beginning November 23rd, post pics of blocks

If you want to make a big quilt go ahead. There may be a few surprises – guest hosts (let me know if you are interested) who will blog on the same day I do with their input. There may be prizes….let’s have fun and sew and make a quilt!

Let me know if you are interested in the comments and if there is anything special you need from me.

Coming Up: 
Barn Quilt BOM #3 – 11/6
Tutorial on Converting Picture to Mosaic in EQ8
Awesome Ocean SAL – 11/23
Island Batik Challenge November
Island Batik Challenge December

Linking Up:

Disclaimer: *Links with asterisk indicate an affiliate link and as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Your price is not any different, but a small percentage of the sale will go to supporting my blog.


  1. October 28, 2019 / 10:16 AM

    Kathleen, I love this. I’d love to jump into this awesome ocean with you 🙂 Ordering the pattern now….

  2. October 28, 2019 / 11:59 AM

    I’ll be picking up my pattern soon. I need to see if one of my LQSs has it; otherwise, I’ll use your affiliate link. I’m going to need to make that otter, though!

    • kathleenquilts
      October 28, 2019 / 12:00 PM

      The otter is yours!!!

  3. October 28, 2019 / 2:56 PM

    I’ve had this as a kit in my stash for a while now! I would love to play along!

    • kathleenquilts
      November 15, 2019 / 1:54 PM

      I am so excited you are playing along!

  4. Thunder
    November 12, 2019 / 9:23 AM

    oh my! definitely have to join in on this one! Thank you for hosting

    • kathleenquilts
      November 12, 2019 / 9:01 PM

      So excited to have you!

  5. Lila
    August 22, 2021 / 3:08 PM

    I would love to join the ocean sew along. This looks like a lot of fun!

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