On the sea-shore, there are many precious things, just waiting to be found – sea-glass in pretty blues and greens, pearly shells, and shimmering rock-pools offering a glimpse into places where seahorses swim. Let’s go explore x
Block 4 – Beachcomber combines sea-glass colours, fussy cut limpets, and fusible applique shells. Other templates include seahorse and starfish.
Use a couple or all the templates to make your rock-pool. To complete sew a few sea-horse spines, dot a few French knots for sand grains, and a scattering of pearly buttons.
Block 4 works equally well, with the gorgeous 8 corner triangle pattern Michelle is using over on CreativeBlonde blog. Pictures of the block made in the 8 triangle format are also included in the PDF instructions, as well as the “Low cal” version pictured here.
So let’s dive in ….
Or read on for news of a Giveaway!!!…
The materials used to make the block really remind me of the little limpet shells you find in rockpools or barnacles on sea shells. There’s some really pretty shell pink and sea-glass coloured prints in Brigitte Heitland’s Day in Paris quilting cottons…
Tutorial includes option of both fusible machine applique and needleturn to make the seahorse, starfish and limpets…
Or if you prefer needleturn …
There’s also an option to try, an interfacing applique technique for the clam shell, it’s very quick and easy, and ideal for rounded shapes.
To complete your shells, use the shell stencil together with Bondaweb, to make an overlay stitched onto the clam shell….
We’d love to see the things you make from our free patterns, so please share on social media using hashtag #Quiltandshine, so we pick up on them.
Also, there’s a Giveaway going on for this gorgeous “Day in Paris” Charm pack, so make sure to follow both myself Dawn (Honeybee Cloths), and Michelle (CreativeBlonde) on Instagram, for the chance to win these lovelies xx
Good luck in the Giveaway, as you can see from the pic of Pippi-cat, we’ve got our fingers and our toes crossed for you.
Thank you ever so much for following and have a really lovely weekend.
Enjoy the pattern, and happy sewing 🙂
From our little hive to yours,
Dawn x X
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