Sunday, 17 February 2019

Rainbow at Sea

I have been thinking of making a Storm at Sea quilt for years. In October the wonderful Suzanne shared a pattern with me that finally got me over the line:
A free pattern from Free Spirit which I adapted to fit my colour preferences and my size bed ;)
A little shopping at my LQS The Country Yard...
... added to fabrics from my stash
Here it goes! I drew up a FPP pattern for those parts that were pieced in the original instructions
Block 1
Blocks 1 & 2
Block 3 laid out
Blocks 1, 2, 3 & 4 - yay! 10 down, 32 more to go lol
Wouldn't these four blocks would make a cute Medallion?

As mentioned in the captions, I drew up FPP patterns for all parts of the block (even where the Free Spirit pattern said to piece). I like the accuracy you get, though sometimes matching points can still be a pain. For the fourth block(s) I trialled piecing the bottom right corner but I ended up with bias edges which were a (different) pain to match. I will go back to FPP despite the amount of paper I am going through, it gives a much nicer finish.

This is definitely not a quick quilt to make, but I LOVE the rainbow weaving across the top so I will just hang in there and it will get done when it gets done:) About 10 years ago I had wanted to make a flame coloured Storm at Sea quilt, but I didn't have the confidence I cold make appropriate fabric choices then. Now I know I can do it, so one day it will happen :)

Happy Sewing!

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