The third block in the Oceans QAL from Quilt Arts Design is a manta ray gliding along the ocean floor.
I started yesterday and finished up today. It went together with only my usual paper piecing issues – putting fabric on upside down is the most common mistake that requires the seam ripper. I had to hunt for the K piece for a while as well – it turned up under the dining room table.
The only dissatisfaction I have with my final results is the dark blue section. It makes too large a jump between the blues – the change is too drastic. A lighter blue would have been less jarring. I was limited by my stash, but next time I’d hop to the store to get more choices. I do like the lighter patterned batiks I used in the top blues, which I was unsure about at the time. I don’t know how the dark blue escaped me.
The finished 14″ block: