Friday, February 15, 2019

Seashore Splendor - Part One!

Today is the day we start!  I have the first block of Seashore Splendor ready for you, and it works out so that we will finish right at the end of the year, so it all will turn out great in the end!  This year I will be using my Payhip shop to share my downloads.  I've created a collection section for all the patterns, so if you miss one, you will be able to find them there.  You'll need fabric so here are the details on that part of it:

Seashore Splendor
60 x 72 inch quilt

I designed Seashore Splendor with my overflowing stash of blue fabrics in mind, so the yardage estimates are generous.  You can work from your own stash, purchase fabric in small amounts equaling the total needed (1 ½ yards would be 6 fat quarters) or purchase straight yardage.  I think scrappy looks fantastic, so highly recommend that, but if you prefer to use one fabric for each color, please feel free to do so! 

The blocks will be released every other week, and the finishing instructions will come out at the end of the year.
We will be making a wide variety of block sizes, most of the blocks will have a nautical theme, some of them are traditional blocks, some I have designed.  Most of the blocks you will make one of, but there are some that you will be making several repeats.  This will be all basic piecing, no applique needed! 

Thanks so much for your patience as I dealt with a few roadblocks to getting this started!  I am looking forward to a fun year of sharing these blocks with you, and I hope you like the finished results as much as I do!

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Light Blue:  1 ½ yards each Sea and Sky
Medium Blue:  1 ½ yards each Sea and Sky
Dark Blue:  2 ½ yards (Sea)
Yellow, Red, Green, Black, White, Gray: ¼ yard each.

And now for Block one:  Lady of the Lake:

This is one of those bucket list quilts for me.  I love the way all the triangles shimmer like waves on the water!  This is a block that is beautiful in a quilt:
This block has five horizontal and vertical units, so I decided to make it a 15 inch block for my Seashore Splendor Quilt.  All the units are triangles, so it's actually pretty simple!

First you have your large triangle.  You can use a 10 inch square to cut these, then use the leftover half to cut four of the small triangles.

I wanted to use the fabric in my dark triangle for all of my small triangles, but there wasn't enough.  No worries, this is a scrappy quilt, so I chose another fabric and made 8 of each.  I figured if I didn't care for the looks of it I could always remake it. 

Looks great to me!  Make sure you measure and trim your triangles so they are all the correct size.  And definitely lay everything out before you sew!  It can get a little tricky to make sure all of those triangles are pointing the right direction.  I was careful, and my seam ripper stayed in the drawer for this block. 

A nice finish!  Larger blocks are great for that feeling of accomplishment...

When each block come out I will show you the progress toward the finished quilt - as you can see, we have a long voyage ahead, but it's going to be great fun!  Go download your block now, and get started - I've also included the printable page for the fabric requirements for you so you can print it out. 
Download Block here

Thanks for playing along with me!  Feel free to let me know if you have any questions - I'm happy to help.


Farm Quilter said...

Thank you for a great BOM!! Definitely looking forward to it!!

Pamela said...

I am so excited, this is definitely something different for me! Thanks for joining in!

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you so much Pamela. The first block looks awesome in the blues.

Gina's Custom Creations said...

I'm going to try and find time to join in. I love this first block so far!

Rosemary said...

I'm really looking to this and I already have a question. lol I saw a filler block but no pattern ... will that be coming soon or did I somehow miss it. Thanks and thanks for the BOM ... love it.

Lynne Stucke said...

Thank you for this BOM! I LOVE blues and really look forward to working on this quilt.