Monday, August 21, 2017

Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM Blocks 5 & 6


Today, I finally finished adding buttonhole stitches to tack down the applique on Block 5 of the Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month hosted by Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy.

This darling block was created by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. I used Therm-o-Web's HeatnBond Lite to adhere the applique to the block and then used buttonhole stitches to secure the pieces in place for future laundering. Stem stitches were used for the window panes and details on the lobsters. And, chain stitches encircled the middle window.


I really enjoyed paper piecing Block 6 for this BOM. The cute fish border was designed by Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks and the directions included options to paper piece or applique the fish. 

In the quilt assembly stage, I plan to add buttons for the door knobs on Block 5 and for the fish eyes on Block 6.

Now, I just need to make Block 7 - a super cute block featuring an appliqued crab that was designed by Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy. Here is a link to a post on her blog featuring photos of each block and links to their patterns.


This is how blocks 1 - 6 look together. It will be such a fun quilt when it is finished! The ladies designing these blocks amaze me each month, making my first Block-of-the-Month experience amazing.

Related Posts:
Blocks 1 & 3 - here
Block 2 - here
Block 3 Progress - here
Block 4 - here

I am joining with Monday Stitchery Link Party #124 at Super Mom - No Cape! The free patterns available this week include some fun summer fruits. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!
-Renee




6 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

This one made me smile!! I think it's my favourite (so far).

Bethany said...

Oh, I love this block!!!!! So adorable!

Queeniepatch said...

Those surfboards are GRAND!
A lovely piece of Sun, Sand and Sea.

desertskyquilts said...

I didn't realize the fish were a separate block! That's a great idea. Thanks for showing the blocks all together. What a cute quilt this is going to be.

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, you are right, this will be a fun quilt. It has an amazing collection of different beach and sea motifs.

Katie said...

As you can see I'm way behind yet again. I'm catching up now though. Oh I love this. (Of course with my love of all things ocean right?) Beautiful work!