Awesome Ocean Block 7

Welcome to Block 7 the Awesome Ocean Sew Along (#AOSAL) and Tony the Turtle. Today we do have a guest host so be sure to check out Emily’s hints at The Darling Dogwood!

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:
Nothing Special
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!

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 TurtleEmily
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 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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Coming Up: 
Tips/Tutorials on the 22nd – 2/22
Awesome Ocean 2/29
Finished Tablerunners 
Modern Quilt Guild MiniSwap
Quilt Con 2020

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. February 15, 2020 / 11:07 AM

    Your turtles are looking good! See? Even you think it’s an otter, according to your notes! More about that in my post in a week or so. :-)

    • February 15, 2020 / 11:09 AM

      Oops…. I can’t wait to see what you say! I am looking forward to seeing all these done, the blocks are all so much fun.

  2. Laurel
    February 16, 2020 / 6:57 AM

    Those Elizabeth Hartman eye pieces get me every time! I’m currently working on her penguin pattern. It’s coming together beautifully but the face and eyes have taken a lot of time! Your turtles look great Kathleen! I’ve been enjoying watching your progress!!

    • kathleenquilts
      February 16, 2020 / 8:35 AM

      It was so odd, one was nearly perfect and one wasn’t – I should have checked for the trimming but I just forgot once I got going. Now I am highlighting so we’ll see if I remember.

  3. February 16, 2020 / 7:16 AM

    Your turtle well your entire quilt is looking amazing! Such fun to see everyone’s progress and fabric choices.

    • kathleenquilts
      February 16, 2020 / 8:35 AM

      Oh, thanks. I am loving doing it and can’t wait to finish. More importantly, I can’t wait to hold my sweet grandniece!

  4. February 17, 2020 / 9:31 AM

    Hi Kathleen! Oh, I almost missed the sea turtles – I’ve been looking forward to this block the most. Great job! It’s really coming together so nicely. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • kathleenquilts
      February 17, 2020 / 9:33 AM

      The sea turtles were really fun…and it is looking good together. I got the idea of adding more bubbles after Emily took them off one of hers. I don’t know if it will happen….

    • kathleenquilts
      February 17, 2020 / 12:10 PM

      Thanks, Nancy.

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