Monday, August 9, 2021

Ocean Waves Block Challenge

For this month's block challenge, the participating designers will be re-imagining the traditional Ocean Waves block.  If you aren't familiar with the block, here is an image of it.  The blocks traditionally are placed in a variety of orientations within a quilt layout to create numerous secondary patterns. 

My plan for this challenge is to make a wall hanging size quilt that I can use as a backdrop for when I am participating in online meetings.  I'm excited to see the secondary patterns that emerge as I re-imagine the block. 

For my fabric pull, I'm using stash fabrics in gray and jewel tone pinks.  I'll probably end up adding some other jewel tone fabrics as well.  

If you have been following along, a group of quilt pattern designers are challenging each other to re-imagine and re-interpret a traditional quilt block.  Here are links if you want to take a look at the quilts I made during the Snowball Block Challenge, the Rail Fence Block Challenge, the Pinwheel Block Challenge, the Log Cabin Block Challenge, the Churn Dash Block Challenge and the Five Patch Chain Block Challenge.  I have free patterns available for the quilts I made in the Rail Fence block challenge and Log Cabin block challenge.  Links are in the respective blog posts.  

Each Monday in July, the participating designers are sharing about the challenge on their Instagram feeds.  Some of us are adding other social media too.   If you don't already follow me on Instagram, I'm @masterpiecequilting 

Here is the list of Instagram handles of the participating designers.  Each of us are sharing our fabric pull and / or color scheme on Monday August 9th.  










An easy way to find the posts is using the following hashtags.  Just type them into the search box and the posts will show up. 












I can't wait to see what everyone is selecting for their fabrics and I hope that you will take a look too! Be sure to follow each of the designers so you don't miss their posts during this fun challenge.

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