Welcome to Block 9 the Awesome Ocean Sew Along (#AOSAL) and Sally the Seahorse. I love this block, maybe because I find seahorses such interesting creatures. This is the last block of the QAL and I can’t believe how quickly this QAL went along. We have only two more scheduled events….the presentation of the tops and the finished quilts. Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s finish the last block.
Hint 1: Fabric Considerations for this block:
I kept the fins the same fabric on mine as I liked the way that fabric went with both color ways.
Hint 2: Time to Prep/Make Block:
Prep time is about 1/2 – 3/4 hour of cutting and an 1 1/2 to 2 hours of sewing. 24 piece sizes with multiple pieces make for a little longer block. I did the body and then took a rest until I felt like doing the tail.
Hint 3: Pay attention!
When making the fins there is one set that has pieces that are 2 different sizes – R & Q!
I loved seeing this one come together. I did try to pay attention when cutting out the pieces to the directional fabric, but I did find one spot where I missed paying attention – the neck. I am fine with it. It also happened in the curve of the tail, but again a design decision I am fine with.
We just need to assemble the quilt next time. In case you did not take the bait in the beginning of the QAL, and, the seahorse is calling you to catch this wave – here is what you need to play along:
1. Get the Elizabeth Hartman’s Awesome Ocean 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.
3. I love using the ruler, Simple Folded Corners Ruler* for all those diagonal cuts. I don’t draw lines, I just cut the corner then sew!
Here’s the updated calendar for blocks and guest bloggers! Make your seahorses and be ready to start thinking about assembling your quilt. My top is done and ready for the next blog on 3/28. I can’t wait to show you my flimsy.
|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|
Link up your critters!
2020 Monthly Color Block
QuiltCon (I promise soon!!)
Tips and Tutorials 3/22