Welcome to the Storm at Sea Blog Hop! Quilters can do amazing things with traditional quilt blocks. Small changes in color placement can have a dramatic effect, and that is definitely true with the Storm at Sea quilt block.
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The November 2021 Island Batik Ambassador challenge was to use an assigned fabric collection to make a quilt featuring the Storm at Sea quilt block. I received the Sail Away collection, in gorgeous patriotic colors and fun tone-on-tone prints.
Preparing the Storm at Sea Quilt
The Sail Away fabric cried out to become a patriotic quilt, for future donation to Quilts of Valor. As I was searching the AccuQuilt website, I found their free pattern for the Storm at Sea quilt, called From Sea to Shining Sea. My only change was to use the mottled red and blue fabric in place of the gold section on the pattern.
I spent several enjoyable days with my mom, who helped me with all the sewing. I recently had back surgery and have not been cleared for work yet. Not to worry – the recovery is going well and I am thankful to live so close to my quilting fairy!
Here are all the progress photos as the quilt grew:
The next step will be to layer with Hobbs batting and do some free motion quilting. I would like to use a simple filler in the red and white stripes, then accent the star motifs in the lower section with echo stitching. Of course, the flame flower is one of my go-to designs that might make an appearance in this quilt!
More Storm at Sea Quilts
Please visit the other Island Batik Ambassadors and see their gorgeous creations from these new fabric collections:
Gail Sheppard, Quilting Gail
Preeti Harris, Sew Preeti Quilts
Pamela Boatright, Pamela Quilts
Jane Hauprich, Stitch by Stitch Custom Quilting
Denise Looney, For the Love of Geese
Megan Best, Bestquilter
Gail Renna, Quilt Haven Threads
Claudia Porter, Create with Claudia
Mania Hatzioannidi, Mania for Quilts
Jennifer Fulton, Inquiring Quilter
Joanne Hart, Unicorn Harts
Connie Kauffman, Kauffman Designs
Jennifer Eubank, Archipelago Quilting
Jennifer Thomas, Curlicue Creations
Janet Yamamoto, Whispers of Yore
Emily Leachman, The Darling Dogwood
Maryellen McAuliffe, Mary Mack Made Mine
Elizabeth DeCroos, Epida Studio
Andi Stanfield, True Blue Quilts
Coming this week – Nov 16:
Brianna Roberts, Sew Cute and Quirky
Michelle Roberts, Creative Blonde
Sally Manke, Sally Manke Fiber Artist
Leah Malasky, Quilted Delights
Suzy Webster, Websterquilt