My Day on the Seaside Adventure Row Along

This has been one of my favourite Blog Hops to participate in. This year it is especially poignant as the Quilting World lost Marian Pena March 15, 2021. Her Row Along was the first I had ever joined and she was so wonderful to work with. She taught me via email to create links and set up Rafflecopters and so much more. A wonderful group of creatives agreed to continue presenting the RAL in Marian’s memory and Mel from The Quilting Room With Mel stepped up to spearhead the group.

Our theme for the hop is the Seaside or Ocean. With so much damage being done to the water and sea life with pollution, climate change and the increase in traffic we were all thinking it might be a good chance to draw attention to these issues.

I started thinking of the beautiful, colourful fish I saw while snorkelling or scuba diving many years ago on vacations in several places.

I knew I didn’t have the skills to write a pattern for appliqué (I normally just use a page from children’s colouring books or a photo I find on line to draft my patterns) so I thought of a pieced block that could also be used for spacers when making my Seaside Adventure quilt.

I used my Tri Recs Ruler Set from Darlene Zimmerman to cut my fabric pieces since I didn’t have the right sized Accuquilt Dies. My trial run was coming along just the way I wanted 😉

Once again Northcott Fabrics is sponsoring the RAL and so generously donated fabric to some of the participants.

For my project I am using the following Northcott fabrics;

  • 1/4 yard Sunshine 9040-52
  • 1/4 yard Marmalade 9030-55
  • 1/4 yard Lagoon 9020-610
  • 1/4 yard Monarch 9020-571
My camera doesn’t quite capture the richness and vibrancy of these fabrics 😢

Once I had made my test blocks and double checked my measurements I then cut my lovely Northcott fabrics. I just love the texture and feel of these fabrics.

I wanted my fish to be able to be used for filler blocks if needed since I know that I am going to want to make several of the other rows for this hop. This row does come together quickly and it was fun to pick out fabrics and colour placement.

Once it was all together it came out like this:

Just click on the photo to get a separate printable copy of the directions.

It can be used both vertically or horizontally or even just portions of it for a spacer block. Here is the link to the pattern.

I didn’t get my eyes put on the fish yet since I’m waiting until I finish my other rows and get it quilted. I’m still trying to decide on embroidery or beads. What do you think?

Please stop in to visit the other designers who are scheduled for today. Don’t forget to show some love by commenting or following their blogs. Take some time to look around their sites. They are very talented and have such pretty eye candy to share.

Here’s today’s bloggers;

October 11 Barbara Dieges @ B Dieges Design

Sue Griffiths @ Duck Creek Mountain Quilting

Carol Andrews @ Quilt Schmilt. You are here

I’d like to thank Melissa Meek-Shields fromThe Quilting Room With Mel for jumping in and taking over heading the RAL when we lost Marian. It’s wonderful knowing the RAL she put so much work organizing carried forward in her memory.

I’d also like to thank you for spending some time with me today. I enjoy reading your comments and do reply to each one. 😁 Carol


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

14 thoughts on “My Day on the Seaside Adventure Row Along

  1. Your row is very nice. Thank you for sharing. However, I feel like I am missing something. Where do I find the cutting measurements for the row?

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  2. I love your block and it will be fun to see it in the some of the designers’ quilts. I love the colors you chose and it should work well with the theme. I would do some embroidery and maybe some beads, depending on what you think the quilt will be used for. Looking forward to seeing your finished piece!

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