As I promised, here is some info I found available for the Storm at Sea Quilt-a-long that I'm co-hosting starting in February! Yay!! Ever been curious about how this quilt is put together? Ever wanted to make one but really weren't sure it was something that you could do? Join us!
Stephanie (@yespositively on Instagram) and Kathy (@librkat on Instagram) and I plan on making our own versions of Storm at Sea. Follow along and sewalong with us!!! There will be more info coming on Instagram (and on this blog) as we get started the week of February 9 and we have the potential for some prizes (YAY!) plus more!! Check #stormatseaqal
Here is what I have started for my SAS -
Along with my 'usual' text fabrics I have had these black prints in my stash forever, forever...well, I did invest in a bundle from here to round out my pile too :) I use black fabrics so sparingly and have always kept them aside for 'someday'. Well that day is fast approaching! I also adore the color purple and pulled some fat quarters I have of shot cottons for the heart within my quilt...and maybe that lighter purply/burgundy. I may just change up this design again though since there is SO much inspiration on the Internet! Keep on reading:
If you have EQ7 then you could 'easily' create your own storm at sea layout and templates. If you are like me 'sans-EQ7' then check out the links I have laid out here.
I grabbed the coloring template I used in my picture from here and if there is any site I've spent time on it's this one! There are so many storm at sea variations including single sashing, double sashing, quilts with highlighted hearts (like my drawing) and snail's trail which is another quilt I'd love to make! There are paper templates you can print for the blocks at those sites too. Paper coloring templates for your design are also at this site on the second page.
I'm really loving this one, I may have to switch it up!
Both of the above sites have a pile of information and can get your ideas brewing!
The ever-popular Quilters Cache also has storm at sea 12" paper patterns to print but if you aren't comfortable with paper piecing, then there are instructions for piecing the blocks without.
If you are feeling ill thinking about selecting fabrics or if you want to dive in and sew then check out this quilt at Robert Kaufman! Here's a pic, Jennifer Sampou's fabrics look gorgeous in this version!
Love this! I found kits here, and here (just giving you the links, I get no kick-backs). The Kaufman site has the pattern for free too!
OK, so there's the gist of it. Follow us on Instagram, we'll have prizes, did I mention that? Also some pretty generous offers. Join us won't you??
Start by thinking of fabrics, print your quilt layout to color and have fun!!! xx K