Ocean Waves Quilt Along
We are going to start this thing today!
So you can maybe get planning your colors I have uploaded this worksheet.
You can print it out and color it in. If you are working with scraps then never mind, LOL.
If you are working like me using different fabrics for each quarter of the block but all the same color family then also never mind.
Ocean Waves Coloring Grid
I am planning on using 3" squares to make the HST blocks required for this quilt, and trimming them to 2.5" squares.
You will need 48 HST squares per block, and 16 2.5" background squares per block.
To make this queen sized you will need 36 blocks.
Each OW (Ocean Wave) block will be 16.5" before sewn into the quilt.
Finished size will be 99" x 99
You can make any size quilt you like though.
I am planning on making my HST by cutting 3" squares of navy and white (my background).
I will be using my Clearly Perfect rather than drawing a line. If you are drawing a diagonal line you will sew 1/4" away from both sides of the line and cut on the line.
Press to the dark.
Trim to 2.5" square.
Total number of HST is 1728
You can get 14 three inch squares out of a 3" x WOF strip.
So if you are using one color for your entire quilt you would need 62 strips of your colored and your background fabrics. Plus an extra 2.5" strip (36 of them) to cut out the 2.5" squares for each block.
I hope this makes sense.
I am hoping to get to my cutting soon.
I need to finish up my Hallowedding quilt first!
So this is the beginning.
Select your fabrics.
Plan and execute the cutting.
Start sewing the HST
When finished trim the HST to 2.5"
Once I am beginning this I will post my progress.
In an upcoming post I will post a linky so you can post your progress too.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's progress
Please grab the button and put on your blog and spread the word!
Use #oceanwavesQAL on Instagram to post your progress too.
Find me on Facebook at Mama Spark's Quilts and post there as well!!!
Happy planning, enjoy your weekend!