[ Island Batik Ambassadors 2021 ]

Storm at Sea {Island Batik Blog Hop}

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.

Storm at Sea blog hop hosted by Island Batik

Disclaimer: Fabric and quilting supplies were donated by Island Batik and industry partners as noted. Some links in this post are affiliate links, so I earn a small commission if you decide to purchase. Full disclosure and affiliate policy can be found here.

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.

Sail Away fabric from Island Batik
Sail Away fabric from Island Batik

Preparing the Storm at Sea Quilt

My first step was to investigate the AccuQuilt website and order the Storm at Sea Block-on-Board die. With so many pieces to cut out, I knew the AccuQuilt Go! would be my best friend.

AccuQuilt Storm at Sea die
AccuQuilt Storm at Sea die
Storm at Sea quilt block pieces
Storm at Sea quilt block pieces

 

 

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.

Storm at Sea quilt block in blue
Storm at Sea quilt block in blue
My Quilting Fairy
My Quilting Fairy

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!

Building Blocks

Here are all the progress photos as the quilt grew:

Storm at Sea quilt begins to grow
Storm at Sea quilt begins to grow
Storm at Sea quilt making waves
Storm at Sea quilt making waves
Storm at Sea quilt - the halfway point
Storm at Sea quilt – the halfway point
From Sea to Shining Sea pattern from AccuQuilt
From Sea to Shining Sea pattern from AccuQuilt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

November 17:

Sally Manke, Sally Manke Fiber Artist

Leah Malasky, Quilted Delights

Suzy Webster, Websterquilt

About Author

TrueBlueQuilts

Longarm Quilter, Pattern Designer, Teacher

6 Comments

  1. Your quilt is very beautiful. I have been amazed by all the different looks coming from one pattern. I know your quilt will be appreciated and well loved. Thank you for sharing.

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