Remember the Stormy Seas quilt blocks? It’s another project that is very long overdue for some attention. There are 26 completed blocks in that stack.
The last time I showed these on the blog was in 2012, when I posted this picture of 25 of the blocks.
I unearthed the project box and found a block partially sewn in it, including the needle and thread that was left in it as it seems I was in the midst of sewing a unit for the block when I put it down. I have no idea when it was that I left that partially completed block, but it was years and years ago.
This is the Stormy Seas project box. Each one of those little glassine envelopes contains all the shapes for a block. – there are 15 blocks still to be sewn as well as that partial block that’s partially sewn. I had printed all the shapes for each Storm at Sea block right at the beginning, when I had planned the Stormy Seas quilt.
What does any of this have to do with a personal challenge? Well, I’m challenging myself to finish one Stormy Seas block after I finish each Peony Quilt block when I get started on all that delicious pink batik sewing. There are 19 more blocks to do for the Peony Quilt and only 16 blocks to complete for Stormy Seas. So, if I can stick with the challenge, before I finish making the Peony Quilt blocks all the Stormy Seas blocks will be done. Whether I can stick to this personal challenge I have no idea, but I’m going to try as I know I’ll love the Stormy Seas quilt when it’s all done. So this may mean that I’ll have two quilt tops finished in very quick succession – which would be rather wonderful!
We had severe thunderstorm watches and warnings most of yesterday. A few times we saw lightning and heard enormous peals of thunder and then had torrential downpours – but they only lasted for a few minutes. Then the storm seemed to have moved on but then there would be more and that repeated throughout the afternoon and evening.
Jake isn’t the least bit disturbed by thunder. He stayed up on the top perch of the kitty tree most of the afternoon.
Baxter isn’t disturbed by it either. But he had taken over the favoured cushion on the couch as his afternoon spot.