Oh, it makes me so happy to see this quilt again! This modern twist on Storm at Sea is definitely one of my favourites I've made, so of course it's the first I thought of when another instalment of the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side opened. I've entered it in the Mini Quilt Category.
I made this for the Alison Glass mini quilt swap. I'd been wanting to make a Storm at Sea quilt for a while, then I read my partner liked "traditional blocks iwth modern colours/arrangments" and I knew it would be perfect. I played with the design to highlight the waves in the bottom right and the circle in the top left. I stuck with the green and blue fabrics and all is Alison Glass, including the text print and white on white in the background.
Then I was brave and veered away from my comfort zone of straight-line quilting and did a spiral and wavy patterns in blue, green and white thread. That took quite a while!
On the back, the dense quilting stands out on the mostly solid fabric.
I am really proud of this mini. Best of all, my partner loved it! It really is wonderful when you send a swap package out into the world, and then you can tell the recipient genuinely appreciates the effort you put into making something just for them.
You can see all the amazing quilts in all the categories for the Blogger's Quilt Festival on Amy's blog. Don't forget to vote for your favourites! Voting is open Oct. 29 to Nov. 5 and winners are announced Nov. 6. Good luck everyone!