The Big Ocean pattern and Video Course are now available in the shop!
All PDF patterns and video workshops are 20% off in my shop through Sunday, July 23rd. The pattern comes in three sizes: 40" x 40", 64" x 64", and 96" x 96".
Big Ocean Beginnings
The Big Ocean Quilt started with a moody palette inspiration and a bucket list quilt. I built on a traditional design that I'd been wanting to work on for awhile. I grabbed my scraps and created a palette that started with dusty purple and black and just kept growing! Eventually I had more than 40 colors, so I started making HSTs.
Color, Value, and Design
This quilt pattern is all about design. The piecing of the pattern is simple, which makes this pattern great for beginner or advanced quilters who want to work with color. The piecing allows the color interactions to shine through. The relationships between the different values that you choose - all the light, medium, and dark fabrics - create movement, which is part of the magic of this quilt.
So Many Ways To Make It Your Own!
There are so many different color and value combinations you can use to make your Big Ocean quilt. You can choose color themes for each of your blocks
or use a more randomized layout.
You can build a two color palette for a baby quilt,
or you can combine these approaches, using two colors in the foreground areas and a mix of values in the background.
Where To Find a Big Ocean Quilt Kit
For quilters who want a ready made kit, Amy at Sewtopia and Wendy at The Next Stitch will be carrying Big Ocean bundles that include all the fabrics you need to make the quilt on the pattern cover.
What will I get in the video course?
In the video course for this pattern, I'll take you through the design and sewing process, step by step. I'll walk you through my thought process designing the palette, and help you find the fabrics you want for your own quilt. After that, we'll get into the design! I'll take you through the entire process, different ways to lay out your blocks, design the foreground and background, and get it all put together. The video course contains in depth and detailed information not found in the sew along, and your access to the content will never expire!
I hope you'll join me for the Big Ocean Sew Along! We'll start with a live Zoom call on August 8th to talk about color and value. I'll share weekly newsletters while we work on our quilts step by step, then finish with another Zoom call for sew and tell! Click here to sign up!