After thinking about it for a while, I've decided to turn a few of the Ocean blocks into wall art and hang them up in a row in the passage or somewhere...
This is what I had in mind:
This is an artists stretched canvas on a frame - 12" - thought is was about right because the block was 14" and it needs to cover all sides and be fastened at the back.
Alas! The sewn block was too small. I could have got a thinner framed block but I wanted that box look, so I just had to add a border around the block (1.5").
The sewn block was then put down onto the desk - facing the desk - and the artist block was put onto it and moved around to try and get all of the seal into the front view. Only a small bit of his 'arm' 'fin' things didn't fit and would have to curl around the edge.
This is the front view.
I stretched the sewn block and stapled it to the frame. Then the opposite side. Then side and side were stapled down. The corners were folded the same way I fold a mitered corner on my quilts and then also stapled down.
Then all that needs doing was to hang it up.
Shame, he looks lonely - now I need to make him a few friends.
Have a great day!