Welcome to Island Batik Ambassador Storm at Sea Blog Hop!
A quilt made with the Storm at Sea block vividly depicts the rolling waves of a stormy sea. It is a slightly complex pattern that results in a wavy, secondary pattern in a quilt, even though there is no curved piecing. “Storm at sea” is a biblical block, one of several used first by quilters in America.
For this month’s Blog Hop we challenged the Ambassadors to play around with this old scriptual-based pattern and try different ways of changing the color palette to emphasize different elements within the design and create stunning stars or wavy lines. There are a number of ways of putting the blocks together, whether in rows of squares and rectangles that are then joined, or perhaps in block sections followed by a final thin row at the side and bottom. We’re excited to see what they come up with!
Our Ambassadors will be making their quilts with fabric from the latest Island Batik collections that will start shipping to your favorite quilt shops very soon! They will also be using products from our sponsors – Aurifil, Hobbs Batting and Schmetz Needles. We hope that you will follow along to see their amazing creations!
Every Friday we will be posting round-ups of the projects featured during that week and give away bundles of the new Island Batik collections, highlighted during the hop. Be sure to visit all the Ambassadors’ blogs to discover their inspiring creations, read the stories behind each project and participate in their bonus giveaways!
The fabrics, featured in this Blog Hop, are from the stunning Summer 2021 Collections, that will start appearing in your favorite fabric stores very soon! To find your local Island Batik shop, visit the Store Locator on our website, plug in your zip code, and your local shop will appear on the map! Super easy and helpful!
Check the Island Batik Blog regularly so you do not miss a thing! The full list of Ambassadors’ names, collections they will be using in their projects, and their post dates are as follows:
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
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 1 and Giveaway
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
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 2 and Giveaway
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
End of Blog Hop and Total Round-Up
To celebrate the start of Storm at Sea Blog Hop, we are giving away a 2.5″ Strip Pack and a 10″ Stack of Bellingham Bay – a gorgeous premiere Original Island Batik collection, designed by Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design!
To enter for your chance to win one of the two prizes above, follow the simple Rafflecopter prompts below.a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway ends November, 5th at 11:59 pm PST. Two random winners will be notified by email on November, 6th – make sure to check your spam folder! – and announced on our Facebook page on November, 9th. If the winners do not respond within the first two days after being notified, two new random winners will be chosen and notified.