This month, the Island Batik challenge was to make a Storm at Sea quilt with the following guidelines:
- Project Type: Quilt
- Size: Lap size or larger
- Must use the Summer 2021 bundle, wrapped and labeled “Surprise”
- Any technique
My Surprise package in Box #2 was Bellingham Bay. I was in LOVE immediately!!!! I LOVE the colours … the rich greens paired with a few deep purple … just wonderful!!! These should be available in stores soon!
I searched for a Storm at Sea that was a bit different. I found several quilts with diagonal waves and I really liked them. I went to my EQ program and came up with this:
I know that I would easily become confused with which piece of fabric went where … so I printed out the quilt outline and numbered the main fabrics. I was hoping that if I took my time, I’d be able to paper piece the quilt with the correct fabrics in the correct spots.
In order to keep all of the fabrics in the correct wave, that’s how it was pieced … one wave at a time. I knew that I would get it all mixed up if I did it by blocks …
Each element is paper pieced – without sewing on the paper. I really dislike removing the papers after I’ve sewn on them.
Here’s a picture of my piecing without sewing on the paper.
The quilting was done on my domestic sewing machine, with a walking foot and a Schmetz quilting needle.
I used Aurifil #2600 (Dove) for the quilting and the scrappy binding was attached with Aurifil #5012.
This quilt is 57″ square. And, I LOVE it!!!
For some reason, I didn’t use all of the fabrics in the main quilt. I have no idea why. So, I made a 2nd quilt using Coconut as the background and 4 of the lightest coloured prints from Bellingham Bay.
You could win …
That’s correct, you have an opportunity to win some wonderful Bellingham Bay fabric … Click on the Rafflecopter link and follow the instructions.a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js
The Photo Shoot
Bellingham Bay is just a short drive from my house. However, since the USA border is closed to Canadians driving down, I had to content myself with going to a local beach to take pictures. It was a blustery windy day … very windy … but I did manage to get some shots!
The Blog Hop
Pretti, from Sew Preeti Quilts also made a Storm at Sea quilt using the Bellingham Bay fabric collection. Make sure you visit her blog!
Here is a list of all the ambassadors participating in the Storm at Sea Blog Hop. I’ve already had a sneak peek of some of them – they are all pretty awesome! Make sure you follow along!!!
Gail Sheppard, Quilting Gail
Preeti Harris, Sew Preeti Quilts
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
Brianna Roberts, Sew Cute and Quirky
Michelle Roberts, Creative Blonde
Sally Manke, Sally Manke Fiber Artist
Leah Malasky, Quilted Delights
Suzy Webster, Websterquilt