Welcome to Day 3 of the 2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop!
Bordeaux is such a luscious color that I wanted to use it as a focal point of the block, thus the jumping dolphin. For a little extra sparkle, I used a metallic silver thread to outline the dolphin and a metallic rainbow thread to outline the cloud. Here's my block, Ocean Fun.
Ocean Fun Block Directions
From Midnight fabric (dark blue) cut 6 ½” x 12 ½”
From Daydream fabric (light blue) cut 6 ½” x 12 ½”
Sew two halves together using ¼” seam allowance. Square to 12 ½”
Using the templates provided:
Trace dolphin figure on Bordeaux (purple)
Trace octopus figure on Coral (pink)
Trace sun and starfish on Peach
Trace cloud on White
Arrange the figures on the pieced block, affix using your choice of applique adhesive and stitch around the figures as desired.
I enjoyed adding a smiley face to the octopus and an eye to the dolphin for a little extra character. Wouldn’t it be fun to create a child’s quilt of all different sea creature blocks? I really like the versatility of this block, one can easily change colors and placement to suit personal tastes.
Please be sure to check out all the other posts to gather each new block pattern from a variety of wonderfully talented quilting bloggers; and don't forget to enter to win the 1/2 yard bundle of the Ocean Sunrise Palette generously sponsored by Paintbrush Studio.
Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Jess @Quilty Habit
Silvia @A Stranger View
Cristy @Love You Sew
Kelly @Quilting It Out
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Bernie @Needle and Foot
Terri Ann @Childlike Fascination
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Mary @Quilting is in my Blood
Diana @Red Delicious Life
Tuesday, March 29th
Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Andrea @The Sewing Fools
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Abby @Hashtag Quilt
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @The Zen Quilter
Wanda @Wanda’s Life Sampler
Wednesday, March 30th
Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Amy @13 Spools
Geraldine @Living Water Quilter
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Jane @Jolly and Delilah
Josi @Avocado Quilts
Deanna @Stitches Quilting
Many of the blocks are on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/twiggyandopal/paintbrush-studio-2016-blocks/ Thanks to Jayne at Twiggy and Opal for coordinating the Pinterest Board again this year!
As last year, all the featured blocks will be assembled into quilts and donated to charity. Many thanks to Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl for coordinating this effort.
Just for fun, here's a picture from our condo lanai:
Kailua Bay Hideaway