Thursday, June 11, 2015

Making Waves...Gulf Waves...not Ocean Waves



I've been in Florida on vacation so missed a post for Scraptastic Tuesday on Tuesday. But it's not too late. 
Today I used some waste triangles to make a modified and very scrappy Ocean Wave block I'll call Gulf Waves since we were on the Gulf Coast of Florida. 



I have a whole box of waste triangles that need to be used up so I just cut some 2.5 inch red solid squares and started chain sewing waste triangles to the corners of the red squares.  I usually try to make a couple of Quilts of Valor every year and at least a dozen quilts for Quilts Beyond Borders and Wrap a Smile so Gulf Waves will be a donation quilt when all is said and done. 



Speaking of Gulf waves...we took our two ten-year-old granddaughters with us to Florida and they found lots and lots of Starfish.  All of the persons visiting from foreign countries gathered around the granddaughters and the English speaking folks learned from them how to find their own Starfish in the Gulf. (The granddaughters are better public speakers than grandma).  Some people found their own Starfish, lots of people took photos of themselves with Starfish and all of the Starfish, as far as I could see, were returned to the Gulf to live another day. 

7 comments:

Vic in NH said...

The Gulf Waves are wonderful! But what really stole the show for me was that fabulous set of heart shaped goggles with a nose protector on the sweetie holding the starfish. Great photo!

gayle said...

I love the 'Gulf Waves'!
Though I'm a little disturbed that the starfish has 9 arms...

Nicky said...

Love your scrappy block - I was wondering what to do with all those triangles I was collecting and now I know! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!

Ann said...

Lovely quilt, starfish and grandchild. I loved her goggles, too! How kind of her to show others how to catch and release starfish.

memmens said...

Lovely idea for those leftover triangles, I too have a pile of them! thanks for sharing

Sally T said...

Welcome back! I am enGULFed in happiness with your return.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

What a great way to use those waste triangles, no waste at your house for sure. Love the red background! Looks like your and your granddaughters are having a great time on the gulf!