Block 8 of the Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month was a challenging one for me.
Finding a color scheme that would work for the flamingo and still fit with the orange and black theme of the quilt was a little tricky, but I think I pulled it off.
As much as I loved the border option using small squares of various colors of fabrics, I felt this border option in the directions would fit better with the theme and with the other blocks I have made.
"Beach Boy Freddie" is adorable and was fun to work on! This block was designed by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. You may see her post sharing this block here and the pattern is on Craftsy here.
I used ThermOWeb Heat-n-Bond Lite to attach the appliqued pieces to the block and then secured each piece by hand with the buttonhole stitch and 2 strands of matching DMC floss. The straw was hand embroidered with a stem stitch.
I have 2 more blocks to complete for this quilt top. You may find the blocks I have completed to date on the Sun, Sand, and Sea 2017 BOM page at the top of my blog or by clicking here.
If you are interested, Amy and her friends have organized another Block of the Month for 2018. The theme is: It's a "Wild" Life. You may find the schedule of designers here and Amy shared a post with supplies you will need for the BOM here. Each pattern is free the month it is released.
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