Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Storm at Sea Island Batik Blog Hop

Hello!  Welcome to my day on the Island Batik Ambassador Storm at Sea blog hop.  This is my Storm at Sea quilt, made with the new Petal Pathway fabric collection by Kathy Engle.  My quilt is still a top, as it took a lot longer to piece together than I had planned.  I wasn't even sure I liked it until I took this photo.  Sometimes it's hard to see how a quilt is coming out while you're working on it up close.

Disclosure:  The products used to make this project were generously provided by Island Batik, Aurifil Thread, Accuquilt, and Schmetz Needles.

This is week two of the Storm at Sea blog hop.  We were to make a lap or larger sized project using the new Island Batik fabric collection we were sent in box two.  These fabrics should be hitting local shops now - so get out there and get some before it's all gone.

If you remember my unboxing video earlier this year, I could only show this pretty pink wrapped package.  This is my surprise fabric.

Petal Pathway by Kathy Engle has a large variety of vibrant hues.  The designs include different flowers and flower petals.  I was sent half yard cuts of each of the 20 fabrics.  I used nearly all of the fabric to make my quilt.  I did not use the two white toned fabrics as I had a lot of Island Batik solid black in this quilt.  When I auditioned the white fabrics they were too distracting for my design.

I opted to cut my quilt out using the Accuquilt Storm at Sea BOB die.  It's wonderful because you can cut multiple pieces at once and everything fits together perfectly.  Because of the way I planned my design, it still took me three days to cut out all the pieces!  Without Accuquilt, it probably would have taken me a week.  I made 30 blocks for my quilt,  Each block has 65 pieces.  I'm not doing the math.

To keep everything straight, I laid out each block on my design wall.  I could do four blocks at a time.  After a few, I figured out some of the units could be chain pieced without my getting confused, so I stopped and sewed all of those units together.  Then I put the units up on the design wall into blocks and finished piecing the 30 blocks.

Here is one of the completed blocks.  Each block has a different combination of fabrics.  I used Aurifil thread and Schmetz needles for all of the piecing.
Here's another picture of my top, hanging sideways on my clothesline.  It's glowing with the sun shining through.  
Island Batik is giving away precuts of two of the other new fabric collections, Petals Provence and Passion Petals this week on their blog.  Click here to visit the Island Batik blog and enter the giveaway!

Have you seen the amazing Storm at Sea quilts made by my very talented fellow Ambassadors?  I've been blown away by the creativity this hop!  Here's the list for the hop:

November 1:

Gail Sheppard, Quilting Gail 

Preeti Harris, Sew Preeti Quilts

November 2:

Pamela Boatright, Pamela Quilts

Jane Hauprich, Stitch by Stitch Custom Quilting

November 3:

Denise Looney, For the Love of Geese

Megan Best, Bestquilter

November 4:

Gail Renna, Quilt Haven Threads

Claudia Porter, Create with Claudia

November 5:

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 1 and Giveaway

November 8:

Mania Hatzioannidi, Mania for Quilts

Jennifer Fulton, Inquiring Quilter

November 9:

Joanne Hart, Unicorn Harts

Connie Kauffman, Kauffman Designs

Jennifer Eubank, Archipelago Quilting

November 10:

Jennifer Thomas, Curlicue Creations

Janet Yamamoto, Whispers of Yore

November 11:

Emily Leachman, The Darling Dogwood

Maryellen McAuliffe, Mary Mack Made Mine

November 12:

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 2 and Giveaway

November 15:

Elizabeth DeCroos, Epida Studio

Andi Stanfield, True Blue Quilts

November 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 


Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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  1. Wow!! The Storm at Sea quilt is already on my bucket list, but this just bumped it to the top. I love the colors. They make the quilt for me. Thank you and Island Batik for the great inspiration.

  2. Your quilt is really beautiful. It looks like blooming flowers. They show up really well in your quilt. Thank you for sharing.

  3. This is gorgeous. I totally know what you mean about losing site of how beautiful something is while you are working on it. That is a lot of pieces! I think if I were to do one, that die would be in my house for sure. It is so hard to cut all.those.pieces!

  4. This is stunning, absolutely beautiful. I'm in awe.

  5. OH, my goodness! Your version of this pattern is positively glowing with the Island Batik fabrics! I can imagine the cutting time and piecing really slowed down the process, but it was worth it! You should be so proud of this creation!

  6. Very beautiful quilt. It looks like a bunch of flowers floating in the ocean.

  7. Oh My!! That is one beautiful quilt!!
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  8. Your quilt is beautiful. Nancy A:

  9. Your quilt is beautiful. Nancy A:

  10. I love your quilt. It makes me think of a heavenly garden. Thanks for sharing it.

  11. This is a stunning quilt. What an amazing work of art.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous finish, Jennifer. I love how it glows!!!