Awesome Ocean Block 4

Welcome to Block 4 of the Awesome Ocean Sew Along (AOSAL in my notations). Isn’t Angelica just the angel of a fish? I love her bubbles and I made mine blue, which made me very happy. This has been one busy blogging week for me; silence will follow for a few days, but I will be back soon – you can check out upcoming content at the bottom of the blog.

credit: Elizabeth Hartman

Hint 1: Fabric Considerations for this block:
Light background – Change the white to another color (G & H)
Bubbles – Change the white to blue or another color for I

Hint 2: Time to Prep/Make Block:
Prep time is about 1/2 – 3/4 hour of cutting and about 1 to 1 1/2 hours of
sewing. I take my time with these blocks.

Hint 3: Check the orientation of the easy pieces!
You can see where I removed stitches. I sometimes sew without thinking it makes a difference in a simple piece; it does.

Hint 4: Finger Pressing
I finger press the seams open, before I move to the iron. This makes that process faster. Sometimes I even use an unusual tool, a screwdriver!

Hint 5: Keep the pieces in order
You may not have this problem if you are using white, but it can get confusing if you aren’t, so I make sure it looks right before I sew.

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!

DateBlockBlock NameBloggers
Nov. 17, 2019Fabric Choices
Nov. 23, 2019Block 1Kelp
Dec. 7, 2019Block 2Octavian the OctopusBarb
Dec. 21, 2019Block 3Puffy the Puffer Fish
Jan. 4, 2020Block 4Angelica the Angel Fish
Jan. 18, 2020Block 5Chuckles the Clown Fish
Feb. 1, 2020Block 6Preppy the WhaleRose
Feb, 15, 2020Block 7Tony the Turtle
Feb. 29, 2020Block 8Mr. ManateeWendy
Mar. 14, 2020Block 9Sally the Seahorse
Mar. 28, 2020Top
Ap. 25, 2020Parade 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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Coming Up: 
Tutorial on Converting Picture to Mosaic in EQ8 (1/22)
Swap Mob Bag (1/13)
The Winter Blues (1/20)
2020 Monthly Color Blog

Linking Up:
What I made Monday

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. Cocoa Quilts
    January 4, 2020 / 9:13 AM

    She is an angel. I can see where I could easily get me pieces out of order!

    • kathleenquilts
      January 5, 2020 / 8:50 AM

      I learned to really take my time and pay attention to the directions. It isn’t hard but it is easy to go the wrong way….

    • kathleenquilts
      January 5, 2020 / 8:49 AM

      I know, it does go fast this way….and I am glad not to be doing one a week; it is just the right pace!

  2. January 5, 2020 / 9:17 PM

    Very cute fish, such tiny pieces!

    • January 11, 2020 / 3:14 PM

      Its really not so bad, they are all squares/rectangles!

  3. January 11, 2020 / 2:30 PM

    Oh, my goodness. Could you have chosen any more perfect batiks for the project? Can’t wait to see more! Thanks for linking up to What I Made Monday.

    • January 11, 2020 / 3:13 PM

      They are working out quite well! Thanks for the linky party, always fun to link up.

  4. January 20, 2020 / 9:05 PM

    I went in the hashtag pool for the Awesome Ocean quilt when I saw your post on IG, adn wow! This will be epic! Even more so in Island Batiks. 🙂

    • January 20, 2020 / 11:50 PM

      I am loving doing this and even more thinking about the sweet baby that it will be for! Its been a fun SAL and I don’t have to write the pattern!

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