I’m slowly adding the borders/sashing to join the Ocean quilt blocks together. I was able to pick up the additional blue batik fabrics earlier in the week. The idea is to have deep blues at the bottom for the depths of the sea and then get lighter as the “water” gets shallower up near the beach blocks.
I’m planning on quilting this in pieces so I can really maneuver around the creatures to highlight their details. So the shark is now one big block with its borders, for example, and the manta ray and angel fish are another rectangular piece. There will be seven separate rectangles to quilt – much easier than wrestling the whole thing at once. I’ll add pieces of batting, quilt them, and then seam them together into one big top.
I would be further along if the puppy would stop racing in, grabbing scraps, and racing back out again to chew them to bits in the living room. Puppy sitting and sewing don’t go together well, especially with a not entirely housetrained puppy.
We also took some frisbee tossing breaks. Every rare moment without rain is cherished by dog and human alike!