Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Seashore Splendor Block 6

Thanks so much for your patience - I appreciate all the kind comments and encouragement I've received!  My retreat was wonderful, and now I'm back in the sewing room and ready to wrap my mind around this block.  It's not particularly difficult, but I know that not everyone enjoys foundation paper piecing, so I decided to add some instructions for traditional piecing.  The effect is the same, and you don't have to use foundations - so even if you don't want to paper piece you can easily make this block!

I call this one Flying Home.  It was inspired by the Canada Geese that pass overhead in the spring and fall.  It finishes at 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide, and is part of the sky section of the quilt.

To cut pieces for foundation paper piecing I started out with 6 inch squares, and cut them in half both ways diagonally.  Then I cut 3 inch strips for the sky sections.

I cut a 45 degree cut from the end and stitched the background to the black triangle. 

In order to cut a piece to size, I recommend placing your pattern on top of your strip, and adding a generous seam allowance, and if in doubt, a bit extra.  Then, slide the pattern out and cut the angle.

After you get all your sections sewn, lay them out, A to E and sew them together.  I like to remove the foundation paper first for these since it makes it easier to tear out the paper. 

I think it's a nice block!  I didn't do the traditional version yet, but it will look almost the same, just a few extra seam lines.

Here is how the quilt is filling out:
I hope you are having as much fun as I am!  Now you can go download the pattern from my payhip store:

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Keep an eye on my blog...lots of fun projects brewing, and a new blog hop just started - if your sewing room looks like mine did, you'll want to check it out!

Lots of great inspiration for organizing and cleaning out!  Boy does my studio need a good cleaning, I think this hop was perfect timing.  Thanks to Cheryl Sleboda of www.Muppin.com and www.SewMuchCosplay.com for hosting this blog hop!

Here is a list of all the participants -

April 29 - Linda Bratten - http://lindabcreative.blogspot.com/
April 30 - Sandra Johnson - http://www.sandrajohnsondesigns.com
May 1 - Jennifer Schifano Thomas - http://www.Curlicuecreations.com
May 2 - Becca Fenstermaker - http://www.prettypiney.com
May 3 - Sue Griffiths - http://www.duckcreekmountainquilting.com
May 4 - Kate Starcher - http://katiemaequilts.com/blog
May 5 - Jo Westfoot - http://www.thecraftynomad.co.uk/blog
May 6 - Sam Hunter - http://www.huntersdesignstudio.com
May 7 - Simone Fisher - http://simonequilts.com/blogs/news
May 8 - Elisabeth DeMoo- http://www.brownbirddesignsquilts.com
May 9 - Sarah Myers - http://www.quilted-diary.com/blog
May 10 - Amy Bradley - http://www.purplepineapplestudio.com
May 11 - Kathy Nutley - http://www.QuiltingsByKathy.com
May 12 - Carla Henton - http://createinthesticks.blogspot.com/
May 13 - Sherry Shish - http://www.poweredbyquilting.com
May 14 - Kate Colleran - http://www.seamslikeadream.com/blog
May 15 - Pamela Boatright - https://www.pamelaquilts.com/
May 16 - Cathy McKillip - http://wishuponaquilt.com/blog
May 17 - Cheryl Sleboda - http://blog.muppin.com

I'll be back again later with my Island Batik Challenge piece for April....just in the nick of time!


Joyce Carter said...

Thank you so much Pamela. This is a wonderful block because we have a lot of geese that fly over our house too.
I am glad you had a great time at your retreat.

Denise said...

My favorite :) Of course all have been lovely but I love flying geese. Thank you