Monday, July 20, 2020

The Lobster Quilt Block

I've lived near coastal waters most of my life and lobsters and buoys have always been a part of the scenery. I designed a stuffed Lobster (named Pinchy) for my book Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love back in 2013. A year later in 2014 I began designing foundation paper piecing patterns, I sketched out this Lobster as my second block (the Anchor was my first), but I never finished developing it through all these years. There was just something about it I didn't love, but as I revisited it, I easily changed the tail and head in my Electric Quilt EQ8 program file and fell in love. So to say this #LobsterQuiltBlock has been years in the making, is no joke.

The Malibu and Ruby + Bee Fabrics I used in the block above and are shown with the quilt layout below were such a perfect fit right for this ocean loving girl (me) and this Lobster block. I actually grew up going to Malibu Beach every summer in New York when I lived on Long Island. These adorable fabrics are available from Windham Fabrics. I reached out to Windham and they provided me with the fabric swatch files so I could easily import them into EQ8 and whip up a fun layout. If you have fabrics you want to use for a project, but have never tried this, here's a quick video tutorial.

You can get a copy of my new #LobsterQuiltBlock by visiting my Kid Giddy Etsy shop. Want to Learn to Design and Sew Foundation Paper Piecing patterns? You can find the ebook in my shop as well. Visit the Electric Quilt website to learn how to convert your designs into the EQ8 program to make designing and printing your patterns easier. Please share your #LobsterQuiltBlocks with me on Instagram @kidgiddy #kidgiddy.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Disclosure: As a Media Partner with Electric Quilt, I may receive compensation for this post. I also received the Malibu and Ruby + Bee Fabrics from Windham Fabrics to help create my block, but the opinions and comments provided are always my own. There are no affiliate links at this time. Thank you.