28 September 2019

Ocean Waves rolling in

Are you ready for another block in the Fat Quarter Shop Classic and Vintage Series ?

This time its the Ocean Waves block and it's made with the fabulous half square triangle paper that is sold on a roll !

I really love half square triangles and the new Its So Emma HST paper rolls makes sewing them very easy - paper rolls have sewing and cutting lines already marked so you can make the triangles the exact size you need plus you can make 700 half square triangles from the one roll !!  That's a whole lot of HSTs !!

I've made my classic Ocean Waves block from Basic Grey's Grunge fabric - using Pool and Essence together and I also made a mock up block in EQ8 using a fun bundle of Grunge in sherbet colours.

When deciding on the quilt I initially thought of using the sherbet bundle to make a block from each colour but after I'd put together a few options of the design in EQ8 I decided I liked the look of the multi-coloured blocks so I'm going with the Confetti Ocean Waves quilt although I have put a sea blue/green Ocean Waves quilt on my to do list for the future - I really love the Pool and Essence together !!

I really love the multi-coloured blocks in the quilt - I think the pinwheels show a lot of movement and can't wait for the remaining fabrics to arrive so that I can make this quilt.

If you're looking for an easy way to make a lot of half square triangle blocks, then the Its Sew Emma paper rolls should be on your shopping list - no fuss and very quick and easy to use !

Pop over to the FQS Jolly Jabber blog to download your FREE Ocean Waves block pattern and also watch Kimberly’s video tutorial for a step-by-step guide on making your block!


  1. What fabric/collection is the confetti fabric from? I only see the Ocean Waves in blue on FQS website.

  2. Never mind, I found it!

  3. I've never sewn with papers on a roll, finding I like to make HSTs the traditional way. In either case though, they're a lot of work! I think your mixed-up color version of Ocean Waves is really nice. I hope it comes together easily, and just like you imagine it.

  4. I love the multi-coloured blocks option and am looking forward to seeing this quilt grow!

  5. Hi, Leanne, I wasn't sure how to contact you so making this comment is my way. I was part of the 365 Day Challenge starting on 9.1.16. I posted my monthly pictures but didn't actually finish the quilt until about 6 weeks ago. I'd love to share pictures with you. I can send the pictures to you via email; you can contact me via my email address at bulltulip69 at gmail dot com if you'd like to see them. Linda


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