Another Sea Sampler Block

Here’s the latest block in what I have started to think of as my “Sea Sampler” quilt:

The block is basically an Ohio Star with half-square triangles (HSTs) in the corners. I’ve been finding fabrics in my stash with a watery vibe that go really well with my other fabrics in this Block of the Month project through Montavilla Sewing Center in Lake Oswego.

Take a look at this close-up of my block:

The white on white fabric reminds me of bubbles and that light periwinkle print looks like waves and whitecaps. And could those shapes swimming in the waves possibly be turtles? I like to think so.

Look again at the first picture. If you really use your imagination, the green swirls against the dark blue in the center of the block could be floating algae or seaweed. Ferns, maybe? Pondering this will lead me to a name for my quilt eventually.

I now have these four blocks that will finish at 12″ square:

They play together very nicely, don’t you think?

For the layout I am envisioning, I need to make four more 12″ blocks, three more 18″ blocks, and a few more of these 6″ atomic star blocks:

Thanks to my dear friend Vickie R., I don’t have to worry about using up the last of this precious aqua print from a line that came out over a decade ago. It’s so hard for me to use up fabrics I love. Vickie knows this about me and she also knows I was running low on this fabric because I had mentioned it in an earlier blog post. Miraculously, she found a yard of it for sale on Etsy and surprised me with it last week. (Thanks, Vickie!)

It’s time to start another block and I’ve already decided what it will be. I seem to be moving at a snail’s pace on this project (make that a sea snail) but I am enjoying the process so much.




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6 Responses to Another Sea Sampler Block

  1. Patricia McLain says:

    I am so impressed with your points matching perfectly all the time. Fabulous! And I am jealous!!

  2. Vickie Rooks says:

    This is going to be such a restful quilt. Maybe it will make feel as if you are visiting the coast. Glad you can use the new fabric.

  3. Glenda L DeMoss says:

    That is an awesome quilt! I love how the blocks all complement each other. Your work is perfection!! Hugs, Cousin!

  4. Reigh says:

    Beautiful, fresh looking colors! Your work is impeccable as always. Another winner!

  5. Linda says:

    Such beautiful work, Dawn! It’ll be fun to follow your progress 🙂

  6. Diane says:

    So much fun watching your quilts unfold slowly like one of Grammers’ beloved irises. Truly, I experience the very same awe!

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