Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Quilt Block Mania-Summer Fun

Hello Summer Fun Quilters!
Vitamin Sea-Calico Scallop Block Mock Up

I am so excited to be a part of the #QuiltBlockMania today.  A special shout out to Carolina Moore of https://alwaysexpectmoore.com/ for organizing this great block hop. I am joining up with a great group of quilt pattern designers today to share with you a block that represents Summer Fun.

Coming from the Midwest, summer is hot and muggy.  So my fun memories are at the lake or even better, on the beach!

I adore going to the beach and finding treasures, thus my block is a memento of those precious times.  

I combined my traditional quilting roots and used an adaptation of the Ocean Waves pattern to create my block.  I designed it to be foundation paper pieced for accuracy, since bias edges can be a real challenge.

So here is my Vitamin Sea-Calico Scallop Shell in fabric!

The center portion is machine appliqued.  I love how my Baby Lock Crescendo stitches a beautiful satin stitch to create my Calico Scallop Shell.

Want to see how I put this block together?  Join the Linda B Creative Facebook group where I will be linking videos and going live to demonstrate how I create this block.

 Look for this post to join the Quilt Along!

Loving this block?  Would you like to use it in a wall hanging?

The Vitamin Sea Wall Hanging by Linda Bratten Creations
This pattern will be available in my online store soon!
Where do I get my free block?
Just head over to my online store and look for this picture, where you will find the link to download the block.

Looking for the other Summer Fun Blocks?
Check out these Quilt Pattern Designer's Posts:



Enjoy the Summer Fun Blog Hop,


  1. I love the combination of piecing and applique. Thank you.

  2. Sharon thanks for the feedback. I would love to see what you do with the pattern.

  3. I love how this block turned out - the Piecing and applique together look great!

  4. Thank you Carolina! It brought back wonderful memories of the beach.

  5. Thank you so much for the very creative free block. The foursome would be wonderful, too, and I've bookmarked it.

  6. Thank you Susan! I appreciate your interest!!

  7. Great summery block! I love the combination with other sea animals

    1. Thank you! I wanted to do a sea horse, may be next time.