Block Two: Toes in the Sand
Everyone loves Vacation Time!  Pat Sloan is going to give us a guided tour to some inspired blocks this year based on this wonderful theme, and the second block is Toes in the Sand! So grab your sunscreen and stroll on down through this post and take a look at the great block design, Pat's inspiration for it, and her video description for this month.  But first, feel free to download the pattern and if you missed it, the materials list:

Download Vacation Time BOM Materials List and Block Two Pattern!

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Pat Sloan on Block Two
Our second block of Vacation Time is 'Toes in the Sand'. You will soon realize, that vacations mean ocean, sand and water to me. I drew up a few blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. All summer long we walked to the beach and that has stuck with me. When I want to relax and unwind, I want to do it with the sound of the ocean and some sand nearby.

Scroll down to watch my video about the block!




                     Beach vacation photo credit, BigStockPhoto.com



Inspiration from Atlantic Beach Sand

As a little girl we could walk to the beach from our apartment. My beach was the Atlantic ocean. I can remember climbing up the stairs to the top of the berm and seeing the glorious beach spread out in both directions for as far as the eye could see. From there we'd run down the stairs and across the pretty beach kicking off our sandals so we could run easily in the sand. Toes in the Sand is such a fun way to start our Feb.

Do you know why this is a great February block? It looks like a heart! Make several of them for a wall hanging, table runner or a full quilt!

In the pattern you will see directions for
• Option 1- Flying Geese method.
• Or Option 2- HST method.
• And I'm making the quilt in TWO colorways so you can see how a simple change of ONE fabric color makes a difference in the final quilt.


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Pat's Video for Block Two: Toes in the Sand


More from Pat on Block Two

I'm using my 'One for you One for Me' fabric from Moda.  Find a list of shops that have my fabric by clicking here.

Also, visit my post about Block 2 where I give you a little insider look by clicking here.

Many of you have joined me at my quilt group on Facebook called Quilt with Pat Sloan. We are sharing our Globetrotting blocks and MUCH MORE! Everyone has been showing the quilts they are working on, asking for help and advice, and having more fun than you can have at any spot on Facebook.. so join me by clicking the link above.

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