Welcome to Block 3 of the Awesome Ocean Sew Along (AOSAL in my notations). I am loving this little puffer fish! This is now 1/3 of the way through the blocks when you finish these two. Not so bad, if I may so so myself. If you are using a light background, consider using another fabric for piece L.
Prep time is about 1 hour of cutting and about an 1 to 1 1/2 hour s of sewing – depending on interruptions and mishaps!
Hint 1: I used this sheet to cut and label my pieces. I liked having them the same size. I also flipped and saved so I could do the next block.
Hint 2: I ran into problems and low and behold there is a correction on Elizabeth Hartman’s site. She says: Page 7 (Puffy) piece G should be 1-1/2″ x 2″ and not 1″ x 2″. This was only true on the early versions, but check your cutting directions on page 7 before you cut.
Hint 3: Match up the “nose” and “mouth”. I did unsew to make this work, hopefully my hint will prevent that for you.
Hint 4: It is easy to mix up background pieces N & O. Fortunately I only did it on one piece and the recutting was easy. Again, hopefully my error helps you avoid one.
Hint 5: The top fin pieces, P & J, are laid out differently with the strips pointing UP, so be sure you look at it!
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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|
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Awesome Ocean SAL Block 4 – 1/4
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Tutorial on Converting Picture to Mosaic in EQ8
Wednesday Wait Loss
Those little puffers are adorable!
Thanks, Jan, I think they are too!
Hi Kathleen! Oh my, this puffer fishies are so cute. I adore your fabric choices – I can almost see his mouth opening and closing. Great job! ~smile~ Roseanne
These little creatures are more fun to make than you can imagine!
I love seeing your progress on these cutie pies!
Thanks, Vicki. I am really enjoying the pace of this….a little every two weeks.
Seriously too cute!
I love these guys!
They are all so cute. Love how they look in batiks. I am so late in this game. I finally have my background fabric picked out (blue!) and I’ve decided to use various FQ and scraps for the fish. I hope to catch up during the break and may be able to host one of the blocks. Let me get back to you in a couple of days.
They are so much fun. Love to have you host whenever and catch up as you can! It’s not that hard as long as you aren’t pushing on a deadline. Every 2 weeks is a nice pace. The first block is fast and people are just staring 3 so you’ll be caught up in no time! And you can start with 3 and backfill. – whatever makes you happy -as that is what this is all about.
So cute. Love your puffer fish!!! They would make a perfect block for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge in 2020. Hope you have Happy Holidays and a Happier New Year!!!
Thanks so much! I might look at the scrap challenge. I think I have enough on my plate, but I am always in the mood to use up scarps!
So cute!!!! I still haven’t started but should be able to in a few days. My goal is to be caught up before you do the next block. Love how your blocks look so far!
These blocks are so cute!!
The little puffer fish are so cute! This will make a wonderful quilt. Thanks for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss.
Thanks, Jennifer. It is really a fun pattern and fun to link up!
These guys are just too cute!
Cute and fun and can’t wait for the grand niece to arrive and have this wonderful quilt!