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At the Seashore - Moonlit Sea

At the Seashore - Moonlit Sea

Written by: 
Mary Andra Holmes

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It's night time at the Seashore. Before I head home I decided to take a long walk to enjoy the beautiful night sky's.  The stars were shinning bright and the moon was full. What better way to end a beautiful day At The Seashore.

Background fabric - Fat Quarter

Blue Stars - Fat 8th

Moon - 3" x 3" square

Ruler, pencil

  • Background fabric, gray - Cut (13) 3.5" x 3.5" squares.
  • Stars background - Cut (12) 1.5" x 1.5" squares.  Cut (6) 2" x 2" squares.
  • Stars Blue fabric - Cut (3) 1.5" x 1.5" squares.  Cut (6) 2" x 2" squares.

Draw a lint down the center, from corner to corner on (6) background 2" squares.

Draw another line about 1/8" away on both sides of the first drawn line. NOTE: to avoid bulk on tiny pieces I use a smaller seam allowance.

Place one background and one blue square, right sides together, and stitch on both sides of the center drawn line. Cut each block using the center line as a guide. You will now have two squares.

Iron and recut each block to 1.5" square.

Following block guide below, stitch solid gray (A) block to blue-gray (B) block to another (A) block.  Continue by following diagram below ans stitch row 2 then row 3.

Stitch all three rows together to form a star. Repeat two more times for a total of 3 stars.

Moon block. Applique, using your favorite method. The moon finishes at 2.5" and is centered on a 3.5" background block.

Using guide below, stitch (4) blocks together to form the 4 rows. Stitch the 4 rows together to form complete block.

This block finishes at 12" x 12".

Hello to everyone visiting us At The Seashore. We hope you've enjoyed our fun filled sunny adventure.  We enjoyed bringing you as many fun opportunities we could think of. Did you take a boat trip, or enjoy sitting under an umbrella eating ice cream?  Did you play ball and share sparklers? Hoping you didn't have to make a trip to the first aid station. Hoping you enjoyed walking along the seashore and saw the lighthouse.  I personally met new friends and hope you did too.  As night approaches please share with us the beautiful night sky filled with stars and a full moon helping to light your way.

Until we meet again at Summer Camp 2020,

Mary Andra Holmes

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