Get Away is the Island Batik Blog Hop theme for January 2019. And, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to make Storm at Sea, a traditional block–but I ended up altering it in a modern way.
First…the Fabrics! My fabrics are from the Soul Song Collection by Island Batik.
I decided to use these fabrics shown below in the project–you’ll see why in a moment.
My inspiration is an old poem that I remembered from my childhood. Since I’m from Maryland and now live on the Gulf Coast of Florida, sailing came to mind as one of the ways people like to Get Away. But, sailors must watch the weather. Here’s the poem that I decided to use –the 2nd line inspired my color placement.
Red sky at night, sailors’ delight.
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning
I decided that I wanted to play with scale, so instead of making a quilt with lots of Storm at Sea Blocks, I sent the gray scale image Staples and they enlarged and printed it large scale and it came out to about 30 inches square.
If you want to make your own version, here’s the file!
I cut out parts of the large scale version to make templates to cut my fabric patches. I cut out the block parts, pasted the sections to card stock and added a 1/4 inch seam allowance. However, to be extra certain, I cut each fabric patch slightly oversized. Please note that this is definitely NOT paper piecing or even very precise piecing. Although I was careful, I decided that I wasn’t aiming for a precisely pieced quilt.
My Give Away
My Giveaway to celebrate the end of my tenure as an Island Batik Ambassador and as a thank you to my loyal readers will be a large bag of lovely batik fabric from the Soul Song collection. These are fabrics that I had left after making this project and it includes large scraps and half yard pieces. I’m also adding Aurifil thread to the Giveaway. Aurifil is one of the sponsors for the Island Batik Ambassadors for 2018.
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I’ll choose someone at random who comments on this post–USA addresses only please. I have to approve comments for many posters, so if you do NOT see it right away, please give me until the end of the day to catch up on approvals.
Comment by February 3rd, 12 Noon US Eastern . One winner will be chosen and contacted by February 5th. DO NOT put your email address in the actual comment–the system logs it automatically when you complete the comment form. (USA only please–Sorry to my international friends).
Island Batik GiveAway
Island Batik Fabric company is also giving away wonderful prizes — click this link and scroll down to the end of their blog post to enter.
The Island Batik Ambassadors have a wonderful blog hop and giveaway this month. Go HERE for my earlier post showing all of the Ambassador links. Visit my friends on their blogs and you might win some fabulous giveaways.