Seashell Quilt Block

Are you looking forward to spending summer at the beach? We're unfortunately nowhere close to the ocean, so I'm living vicariously through all my friends posting beach pictures, and spending the occasional day at a lake beach around here.

If you're in the same boat and looking for the beach and ocean feeling, I have a fun little Seashell quilt block for you, and a whole list of other ocean-themed blocks from my fellow Quilt Block Mania designers (scroll to the bottom of the post to find those).

Seashell quilt block pattern by  Penny Spool Quilts - sample block in peach and pink on blue background

This one is a foundation paper pieced pattern again, suitable for adventurous beginners. Maybe don't use it as your first block, but it's a 12" block with relatively large pieces (except one), so almost nothing fiddly to worry about.

My sample is in this month's colours of peach and blue, but of course I have a few mockups in different colourways for you to get the creative juices flowing.

Seashell FPP quilt block pattern by Penny Spool Quilts - scallop seashell in coral on blue background


Seashell FPP quilt block pattern by Penny Spool Quilts - scallop seashell in pink on white background

Seashell FPP quilt block pattern by Penny Spool Quilts - scallop seashell in purple on pale yellow background

If you are new to foundation paper piecing, I wrote an FPP tutorial for the Clover blog to help you get started with the technique. It's a full photo tutorial and comes with a free pine tree block to get you started.

If you just need to gain a little more quilty confidence, I have a few patterns in the shop that make perfect starter blocks to warm up with before diving in to the more complicated blocks. Check out the Twisted Log Cabin, Popsicle, and Ice Cream Bar blocks to dip your toes in, or the Festive Forest table runner.

Seashell FPP quilt block pattern by Penny Spool Quilts - scallop seashell in white on turquoise background

To download your free* Seashell quilt block pattern, just fill in your information below to get it sent directly to your inbox. This also signs you up to receive monthly-ish updates from me, if you're not signed up already. No worries, though - if you find they're not your cup of tea after all, there's an unsubscibe link in every email.


Don't forget to check out all the other quilt blocks this month, too!

Free Ocean Themed Quilt Block Patterns - Quilt Block Mania

Lobster Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Poseidon by Appliques Quilts and More
Fish by Mom and Me Quilting Co
Be a Mermaid by Inquiring Quilter
Looking Through the Waves by Inflorescence
Clownfish at Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Follow Me Fish at Scrapdash
Whale of a Tale by Faith and Fabric
Seashell by Penny Spool Quilts
Flying Fish by Perkins Dry Goods
The Great Escape by Heidi Pridemore
Seashell by QuiltFabrication
Sand Dollar by Sugar Sand Quilt Company
School of Fish Block by BoBerry Design Co.
Deco Oyster by Jessica of Blue Sky Modern Craft
Octopus by Patchwork Breeze
Wave Quilt Block
Whirlpool by Blue Bear Quilts

*Quilt Block Mania blocks are free to download for the duration of the month they were designed for. After that, they are available in the pattern shop.


  • Lovely!

    Diane Sales
  • this is pretty and fun. thanks for sharing and inspiring. perfect time of year for these patterns

    Lori Smanski

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