Thursday, March 25, 2021

It Ocean Time In The Salt And Sand Blog Hop

It is my day, along with some fabulous bloggers, to share my "Salt and Sand" project. After the amazing week of inspiring ocean quilts, bags, and other awesomeness, I'm more than ready to hit the beach!

A Little Bit Fishy
50" x 50"

I had some Laurel Burch fabric in my stash that was perfect for this hop. Plus, I combined the hop with using Crafter's Edge Drunkard's Path die cuts. I have NEVER sewn a curve so this was a huge leap for me. 

The dies come in two sizes and can cut up to six layers of fabric. I used the larger size die to make an unfinished 6 1/2" block.


The little notches on the dies made it so easy to sew them together. 



Fussy cutting is a breeze with these dies!


Just match the notches, pin, and sew. You can use more pins, but I used only three as I eased the fabric on the curve.


A quarter inch foot makes it easy to stay along the edge while sewing the curve.


Press the seam towards the curved section. I love my purple Oliso!


This was my plan using EQ8 to figure out what I was visualizing in my head. Sometimes what's in my head doesn't always turn out how I was thinking it would, but this time it did.




You can find a PDF pattern for "A Little Bit Fishy" HERE.


Sneak peek of Beach Boy Freddie who will be making an appearance next week on the ThermOWeb blog. He's so ready for the beach!


Long, long ago (1971) in Hawaii with my honey. My how time flies!



Check out the incredible blogs in this hop!

37 comments:

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

I love your new quilt Carol. Your curves are so perfect and that die with little notches looks excellent for putting these together.
Thanks for hosting such a fun blog hop 💝

Carol said...

I love this quilt! I put the Drunkard's Path on my wish list after you mentioned how neat they were. Now I really want to make something with these dies. This hop has been full of inspiration (naturally). Thanks for hosting!

Velda at the Freckled Fox Quiltery said...

Lovely curvy fishy quilt. Thanks for hosting this hop. I made lots of new friends and connected with others I haven’t heard from for a while.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Love your quit and your beach boy! Thanks so much for bringing us this wonderful hop!

Annie said...

Carol, this fishy quilt is a delight! With the die cutting it looks pretty easy to get the fish swimming straight. The drunkards path was a perfect choice design as it seems that’s exactly how fish swim a lot of the time...a little this way, then a little that way, occasionally a bit of a wavy swim. Your curves are perfect. I did a VERY small curve recently and it was not fun! Larger ones though are not too difficult. I definitely would be using more pins than 3! Ha. Oh, Beach Boy and the crab are SO adorable! Love the wave in the background too. Also fun to see your blast from the past.

Stitchin At Home said...

I love your fishy quilt with its perfect curves! And the beach boy is is so cute! Thanks for another great hop!!!!

Dorian said...

What a fun quilt Carol!

Sherry said...

Great curve piecing and a really fun quilt. I enjoyed seeing the template for fussy cutting with the cutting system. Can't wait for Freddie Boy to post. He is just tooo cute, Thanks for always inspiring me!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Thank you for such a great hop. Your quilt is amazing and I love the pattern.

Connie W. said...

Both projects are great eye candy. Congratulations on working the curved piecing! Thank you for sharing in the blog hop.
Connie

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a great quilt design, and perfect fabric for it! Your Drunkard's Path looks really handy, too. Thanks for sponsoring a fun blog hop!

Carla said...

A Little Bit Fishy is amazing. Looks like you handled those curves like a champ. I thought Fredd was going to show up today and I'm so happy he did. He is so COOL with a capital C!!! Thank you for another super fun HOP! The finishing touch of your signature button makes me smile.

Susan said...

Oh, gosh, that photograph of you brings back memories for me, too. What times those were! Thank you for sharing your pattern. That's a great one for any focus fabric.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You did a great job with your curves - such a cute quilt.

beaquilter said...

Fun fishy project and great pic of you!!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

That's such a cute quilt, Carol!! And I love Beach Boy Freddie!! We just got back from the Gulf Coast, and while it was too cool to get out on the beach for me, I enjoyed riding the coast and seeing those who were brave enough to try it! LOL

Calicojoan said...

What a perfect way to enjoy the sand and salt, and a fabulous job you did on your curve piecing. Looks like there is another die I am going to need to add to my collection! LOL!! I'm looking forward to Freddie's return next week. PS: Love your Hawaii photo. You haven't changed one bit! :-)

Vicki in MN said...

The fish on the fabric almost looks like they were appliqued on, looks like satin stitch. Great design for this hop and for the fabric.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Love the quilt and Freddy too! The colors are great!

Karrin Hurd said...

What a great quilt, and absolutely Love Freddy! Thanks so much for organizing this hop, it has been wonderful, my favorite subject!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carol! I love that photo of you and your honey!! How sweet and you look exactly the same. I am so interested in the Crafter's Edge. It looks like the dies or whatever they call them are much easier to store than another brand. I'm going to check out your link. Thanks for sharing that. Good for your for trying the curved blocks!! It wasn't so bad, was it?! {{Hugs}} Great blog hop, as always. I've enjoyed it immensely. ~smile~ Roseanne

Peacemeal said...

Homage to Laurel Burch. I have some Laurel Burch from the 90's that I'm hoarding - maybe this can be the time to let it out to share! Would love to see Beach Boy Freddie made larger (with maybe Beach Girl Freida?) to use at the beach. The quilting is amazing too. Thanks!

Linda Garcia said...

I was around in 1971 and had bell bottoms just like those! LOL. Time files...
Love the fish in the quilt.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oh what a fun quilt! We were stationed in Hawaii in the 80's. Time sure flies!

Cheryll said...

I LoVe it and the BEACH BOY up next too... xox

LJ said...

What a great picture of you and hubby. We must be close to the same age...I remember the clothes fashion back then. Laurel Birch designs such wonderful fabric; not only the designs but also the colors she uses are special. You used her fabrics perfectly and made an adorable quilt. Thanks, Carol, for this inspiring quilt and for arranging another fun hop.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Awesome theme for the Blog Hop, Carol! Super cute projects, too!!

MrsV said...

Wow, that's a lot of curves to take on for your first time. Great work and I love the nice bright colours.

Danice G said...

Such pretty quilts. I love those fish print fabrics.

Carol Andrews said...

Fun Drunkards Path quilt. I love the fishes! 😉

Needled Mom said...

Those curves are beautifully sewn! Love the Laurel Birch fabrics too. Your last picture is so cute. We lived there in 1971. If we’d had been blogging then, you could have visited us.

Karen's Korner said...

After seeing your lovely quilt you have inspired me to give curves a go.

Susan said...

Love the waves created with the Drunkard's Path. And so clever to use the fish fabric!

Emily said...

Isn't it great when you can create what you envision in your head?! Love the fish fabric!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very cool quilt and I love drunkard's path blocks.

Lyndsey said...

Love the quilt Carol and the fishy fabric is cute. I love the photo of you and your honey from 1971. It got me in the mood for reminiscing so I pulled out our photos albums.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

You did a great job with the curves on the quilt! It turned out so pretty! Love the photo of you and your honey... hmmmm... I was 2 years old then :) xx