Ready to catch some waves? It doesn't matter where - east coast, west coast, southern coast, or the Gulf - any beach is a good beach, am I right? Ok, maybe that's just me - but I'll take any day with sun on my face, salt spray in the air... Related ...

 

Block Seven - Adventure Quilt A Road Trip Quilt Along and more...

Block Seven - Adventure Quilt A Road Trip Quilt Along

Block 7 is Here

Ready to catch some waves?  It doesn't matter where - east coast, west coast, southern coast, or the Gulf - any beach is a good beach, am I right?  Ok, maybe that's just me - but I'll take any day with sun on my face, salt spray in the air and sand between my toes over....well, just about anything!

And one thing our awesome nation is blessed with is an abundance of coastline!  We celebrate that with our Ocean Waves block (which you probably know better as Snail's Trail).  And sure - I can see a snail's shell, and even the wandering trail they leave behind, in the block.  But really - doesn't it just LOOK like ocean waves?!

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You have a few options when piecing this block - traditional with HSTs (half square triangles) around a four patch.  That method can lend itself to slightly less than perfect blocks, so.....if you are perfectionist, you can paper piece it instead.  Yup, there's a paper piecing pattern included.  You're welcome.

Because waves rise and fall, and are big and small (kinda feeling my Dr. Seuss today!), you'll be stitching up two sizes of Ocean Waves blocks to border your road trip.  A few to the left, a few to the right, a few down south.

I used two yummy blues (Island Batik, of course) in my version, along with my icy blue background.  Feel free to experiment with your color choices, or go with our suggestion of blues to mimic those wonderful waves.  Remember that specific colors from my quilt or Kate's are available on the General Information page on our websites, along with a generic color chart for you to use as well. **Speaking of colors - we just noticed that the pattern calls for Aqua, but the color chart does not list Aqua, it lists Turquoise instead.  Not to worry - all colors are accounted for.  We just forgot to change our directions to reflect Turquoise instead of Aqua!

Jump on over to Kate's blog to see her beautiful blocks as well!  You know she'll have great things to show you and drool worthy eye candy as well!

Oh- and don't forget to visit me on Facebook on Saturday at 5:30 when I talk about trimming as you go!  Yes, it's a thing!

By now you probably know the drill.  Head to my website (link below) to download your free block.  Remember you've got one week!

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But wait - there's more!  The amazing folks at Schmetz have provided us with some needle assortments, so two lucky winners will win an assortment of needle packs.  If you haven't tried the nonstick needles yet - OMG is all I have to say!  And the chrome needles are now my go to.  They really do last so much longer and stay so much sharper!  Enter to win on the Gleam widget below.

A couple of things to be aware of:

  1.  You will be directed to my website OR to Kate's website to download your free block each week (remember that access expires one week from release!).
  2. So that we can support the downloads, they are products.  What's the deal with that?  Well, it means that you will need to put in your name and email address, so that the block download can be emailed to you.  Without that step, if you ran into a problem with a download, we could not troubleshoot because we wouldn't have any info to follow.  Rest assured, we are NOT using your name/email for anything other than to send you the free block.
  3. Miss previous weeks' blocks?  Not to worry!  You can purchase previous weeks' blocks on my website or on Kate's website for $3.00 each.

When sharing pics of your blocks, please don't forget to tag Kate (@seamslikeadreamquilts) and I (@tamarinis) and use the hashtags #adventurequiltalong, #fatquarterquilt, and #aroadtripquilt so that we will see your amazing progress.

Like what you see here, and want to hear more from Tamarinis? Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, and sign up for my newsletter at www.tamarinis.com!  Following is one way to demonstrate your interest in my projects, patterns, and partnerships.  Your comments are also GREATLY appreciated, and provide valuable feedback regarding what inspires you, as well as what you'd like to see explored in future posts.  And did you know?  I travel and teach!  Contact me to schedule a trunk show and/or workshop!

 

Adventure Quilt Along Schmetz Needle Pack Giveaway

 

Adventure Quilt - A Road Trip Quilt Along Block Six

Block 6 is Here

This week on our Road Trip, we encounter Roundabouts.  Now, whether you love 'em or hate 'em, they are here to stay - and popping up everywhere (or so it seems!).  So what road trip would be complete without a few roundabouts?!    

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One thing you eagle eyed quilters may have noticed is that Kate's Roundabout Blocks and mine look a TEENY bit different.  And you are right!  Truth?  I COULD say that this was to display the versatility of the block - and while that is TRUE, what ACTUALLY happened was......well, I just wasn't paying attention and reversed the placement of my corners AND my side blocks....which yields a slightly different look.  

Which got us to thinking. Both work as roundabouts - and like almost everything in this world, I'm sure you've seen roundabouts that are set up slightly different.  So why should our Road Trip quilt be any different?  Right! So we went with it - and you, dear quilting friend, now have two different options when creating your blocks.  I don't know about you, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE options!

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Also, dear friends, I thought I'd give you a heads up - this block is paper pieced.  Buttt....the units are small (not super small and annoying, just manageable small) and there are only two blocks, so that's good thing.  Warm up your paper piecing skills with some simple shapes and reasonable sizes.  You're welcome!

Oh - and don't forget to share pics of your blocks on social media.  We are absolutely LOVING what we are seeing so far!  Tag us (Kate (@seamslikeadreamquilts) and I (@tamarinis) and use the hashtags #adventurequiltalong, #fatquarterquilt, and #aroadtripquilt) so we see them!

Head over to Kate's blog to see details on this week's block and to get the link to download it!  And thanks, as always, for joining us on this quilty road trip!

A couple of things to be aware of:

  1.  You will be directed to my website OR to Kate's website to download your free block each week (remember that access expires one week from release!).
  2. So that we can support the downloads, they are products.  What's the deal with that?  Well, it means that you will need to put in your name and email address, so that the block download can be emailed to you.  Without that step, if you ran into a problem with a download, we could not troubleshoot because we wouldn't have any info to follow.  Rest assured, we are NOT using your name/email for anything other than to send you the free block.
  3. Miss previous weeks' blocks?  Not to worry!  You can purchase previous weeks' blocks on my website or on Kate's website for $3.00 each.

When sharing pics of your blocks, please don't forget to tag Kate (@seamslikeadreamquilts) and I (@tamarinis) and use the hashtags #adventurequiltalong, #fatquarterquilt, and #aroadtripquilt so that we will see your amazing progress.

Like what you see here, and want to hear more from Tamarinis? Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, and sign up for my newsletter at www.tamarinis.com!  Following is one way to demonstrate your interest in my projects, patterns, and partnerships.  Your comments are also GREATLY appreciated, and provide valuable feedback regarding what inspires you, as well as what you'd like to see explored in future posts.  And did you know?  I travel and teach!  Contact me to schedule a trunk show and/or workshop!

 

Block Five - Adventure Quilt A Road Trip Quilt Along

Block 5 is Here

Wow - what an adventure this has been so far!  We are almost halfway through our road trip, and what fun, amazing blocks we've been stitching up!

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This week's block is Traveler - celebrating the traveler in each of us.  To me, this is often what I feel like as a traveler.  Caught up in an awesome, often amazing, frequently hectic whirlwind of new experiences and exciting adventures.  Sometimes spinning off in unexpected directions, sometimes going where the wind may blow me.  Whew - what fun, am I right?

Head over to Kate's blog to see details on this week's block and to get the link to download it!  And thanks, as always, for joining us on this quilty road trip!

A couple of things to be aware of:

  1.  You will be directed to my website OR to Kate's website to download your free block each week (remember that access expires one week from release!).
  2. So that we can support the downloads, they are products.  What's the deal with that?  Well, it means that you will need to put in your name and email address, so that the block download can be emailed to you.  Without that step, if you ran into a problem with a download, we could not troubleshoot because we wouldn't have any info to follow.  Rest assured, we are NOT using your name/email for anything other than to send you the free block.
  3. Miss previous weeks' blocks?  Not to worry!  You can purchase previous weeks' blocks on my website or on Kate's website for $3.00 each.

When sharing pics of your blocks, please don't forget to tag Kate (@seamslikeadreamquilts) and I (@tamarinis) and use the hashtags #adventurequiltalong, #fatquarterquilt, and #aroadtripquilt so that we will see your amazing progress.

Like what you see here, and want to hear more from Tamarinis? Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, and sign up for my newsletter at www.tamarinis.com!  Following is one way to demonstrate your interest in my projects, patterns, and partnerships.  Your comments are also GREATLY appreciated, and provide valuable feedback regarding what inspires you, as well as what you'd like to see explored in future posts.  And did you know?  I travel and teach!  Contact me to schedule a trunk show and/or workshop!

 

Block Four - Adventure Quilt A Road Trip Quilt Along

Block 4 is Here

 

Another week - and another block!  This week's block is the Great Divide - and I think you can see where the name comes from, am I right?  If you said it was inspired by the Continental Divide, you'd be right!

I first saw the Continental Divide (live and in person) a few years ago, standing at the top of a mountain, about to ski down the other side.  I'll never forget the majestic sight.  I felt so small, so minor, and so very awed by the sheer majesty, scope, size and beauty of our wonderful country.  The air was crisp and quiet, the snow so white, the sky so blue - and the mountains seemed to stretch forever.  

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This week you get the chance to create your own Continental Divide with two different size Delectable Mountain blocks!

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Your fabric pull this week?  Background (of course!), Dark Purple, Purple, Very Dark Green, Dark Green and Medium Dark Green.

Don't forget to check out Kate's blog to see her version of the Great Divide blocks as well!

 

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But wait....there's MORE!  What's the deal with this stack of humbly awesome HSTs?  Come see me Saturday, February 23rd, at 5:00pm on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/tamarinis) and I'll show you how you can create these adorable little bonus HSTs when you work on piecing your Great Divide blocks!

But really what you want to know is.....where do I go to get my block?  Click the link below!

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We do have a give away this week!  The wonderful folks at Aurifil are giving two lucky winners a fabulous collection of threads from my Florida Oranges collection!  I know - I'm a little jealous already!  To win, please use the Gleam widget below to leave a comment and enter through my social media platforms.  Good luck!

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A couple of things to be aware of:

  1.  You will be directed to my website OR to Kate's website to download your free block each week (remember that access expires one week from release!).
  2. So that we can support the downloads, they are products.  What's the deal with that?  Well, it means that you will need to put in your name and email address, so that the block download can be emailed to you.  Without that step, if you ran into a problem with a download, we could not troubleshoot because we wouldn't have any info to follow.  Rest assured, we are NOT using your name/email for anything other than to send you the free block.
  3. Miss previous weeks' blocks?  Not to worry!  You can purchase previous weeks' blocks on my website or on Kate's website for $3.00 each.

When sharing pics of your blocks, please don't forget to tag Kate (@seamslikeadreamquilts) and I (@tamarinis) and use the hashtags #adventurequiltalong, #fatquarterquilt, and #aroadtripquilt so that we will see your amazing progress.

Like what you see here, and want to hear more from Tamarinis? Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, and sign up for my newsletter at www.tamarinis.com!  Following is one way to demonstrate your interest in my projects, patterns, and partnerships.  Your comments are also GREATLY appreciated, and provide valuable feedback regarding what inspires you, as well as what you'd like to see explored in future posts.  And did you know?  I travel and teach!  Contact me to schedule a trunk show and/or workshop!

Adventure Quilt Along Aurifil Thread Giveaway

 

Block Three - Adventure Quilt - A Road Trip Quilt Along


Block 3 is Here

Oh my goodness - where has the time gone?  We are ALREADY at Week Three!  Gasp!  So how is it going, quilting friends?  Are you having fun honing your skills, working with awesome fabrics, and stitching away?

This week's block is Bloom - because when the weather's warm and the sun is shining, we often see those amazing roadside blooms that somehow manage to not only exist, but thrive, without constant tending.  I don't know about you, but that fact ALWAYS amazes me!

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What do you need for this week's block?  Besides the instructions !  

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You'll be working with your background, dark gold, light gold, dark red, dark coral, light coral and green.  Don't remember which is which?  Pull out your handy dandy Color Chart!  Whew - that thing is a life saver, am I right?!

Want to know more? Get all of the details on Block Three on Kate's blog by clicking here!

A couple of things to be aware of:

  1.  You will be directed to my website OR to Kate's website to download your free block each week (remember that access expires one week from release!).
  2. So that we can support the downloads, they are products.  What's the deal with that?  Well, it means that you will need to put in your name and email address, so that the block download can be emailed to you.  Without that step, if you ran into a problem with a download, we could not troubleshoot because we wouldn't have any info to follow.  Rest assured, we are NOT using your name/email for anything other than to send you the free block.
  3. Miss previous weeks' blocks?  Not to worry!  You can purchase previous weeks' blocks on my website or on Kate's website for $3.00 each.

When sharing pics of your blocks, please don't forget to tag Kate (@seamslikeadreamquilts) and I (@tamarinis) and use the hashtags #adventurequiltalong, #fatquarterquilt, and #aroadtripquilt so that we will see your amazing progress.

Like what you see here, and want to hear more from Tamarinis? Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, and sign up for my newsletter at www.tamarinis.com!  Following is one way to demonstrate your interest in my projects, patterns, and partnerships.  Your comments are also GREATLY appreciated, and provide valuable feedback regarding what inspires you, as well as what you'd like to see explored in future posts.  And did you know?  I travel and teach!  Contact me to schedule a trunk show and/or workshop!