Shoreline Shells BOM
Block 12: lightening welk shell

graphic with text: "Shoreline Shells: Block of the Month Block 8" and image of abstract lightening welk shell quilt blocks

Shoreline Shells quilts A Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) project. Design by Whole Circle Studio.

We’re on to Block 12 of the Shoreline Shells 2023 Block of the Month (and Quilt Sew Along)!

If you haven’t signed up yet for the Shoreline Shells BOM, it’s not too late to make this Foundation Paper Pieced (FPP) project! Jump in at any time and join the quilt making fun. Sign up here and you’ll immediately receive all of the patterns released to date.

Block 12 is an abstract lightening welk shell.

photo by Jarek Tuszyński is licensed under Creative Commons

Let’s get started!

Here are some helpful tips as you prepare to piece your eleventh block:


quilt of 12 abstract sea shells in a circle with one block of lightening welk shell highlighted
Block (circle option) made with Speckled by Ruby Star Society: Peony & Teal Navy
Block (grid option) made with Grunge by Moda Fabrics:Pool and Cream

Shoreline Shells quilts A Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) project. Design by Whole Circle Studio.

Want to sew along with us?

Register for the Shoreline Shells Block of the Month here and get the patterns.

Additional links:

Behind the Scenes: Shoreline Shells quilt
Shoreline Shells Block 1
Shoreline Shells Block 2
Shoreline Shells Block 3
Shoreline Shells Block 4
Shoreline Shells Block 5
Shoreline Shells Block 6
Shoreline Shells Block 7
Shoreline Shells Block 8
Shoreline Shells Block 9
Shoreline Shells Block 10
Shoreline Shells Block 11
Foundation Paper Piecing video tutorial/mini-class
Tips for Tiny Foundation Paper Piecing  video tutorial

Be sure to share your block progress using the #ShellsBOM and #ShorelineShellsQuilt on Instagram so we can see everyone’s progress!

Until next month happy piecing,

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1 Comment

  1. Sheri, Block 12’s abstract lightning welk shell is stunning! Your Shoreline Shells BOM series is a delight for quilting enthusiasts. Can’t wait to dive into the Foundation Paper Piecing fun and share my progress with #ShellsBOM. Happy piecing indeed!

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