May 2016 Block Lottery - Tidal Pool and Variation

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at the block lottery for May.  We really hope you like what you see and will sew a block or two.

If you are new to the group, or to our blog, you can read the general Block Lottery information here, as well as see previous blocks (with instructions or tutorials) and past winners.    

Tidal Pool is a free download from the sassy and talented Molli Sparkles.  When asked if we could link to his tutorial he responded in true Molli fashion with "It's a freebie out in the wild, so I'm more than happy for people to use it however they like."  He's also made it available on Craftsy.  

Unfinished, your blocks should measure 12.5" x 12.5"

Navy one of 304 colors of Kona Cotton Solids, is the choice for the background and is deep and rich and bottomless, like the heart of the ocean. (Quick, which movie is that referencing?)

The foreground fabrics are modern prints that read as a solid - tone on tone prints.  Those sample blocks Molli showed are very good examples.  

When making the variation block, use a solid that coordinates with your foreground fabric. 

Finally, Molli wants to see your/our blocks.  Wherever you use social media, use the #tidalpoolblock and #tidalpoolquilt hashtags.  Your blocks will be amazing!

Leave a comment or question if there's anything we've forgotten.  You can also reach us through the Facebook group.  Thanks.

ECMQG Block Lottery,
Elaine and Susan

Kona Navy is available at in Crestview at Margie's and A Quilter's Place, although it's a wideback width.  A&E in Pensacola has it ordered.  Support your local quilt stores whenever you can!

On another note, this block is not a good choice for our Project Honor blocks.  They will look like fireworks or explosions which are not appropriate.  Please make any block of choice. 

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