This is definitely one of the darkest of the Stormy Seas blocks. Now there are only four left to make with the dark, dark blue batik.
Its back, after pressing and grading the seams.
I realized something as I was sewing this block, though, and that’s that the other fabric is the most difficult to needle of all the batiks used in the Stormy Seas blocks. So much so that I might – I’ve not decided about this yet – isolate all those blocks still to be made that have that fabric in them and get them sewn after I finish with the dark ones. That way I won’t have any challenging ones left and those that remain will just be pure enjoyment to sew. I’ll decide when I reach the end of the dark ones. But I am really happy I did decide to keep sewing these blocks right now as I’m finding them easier and faster to sew the more of them I piece.
Over the past week or so, I’ve been slowly reorganizing stash and, in the process, have come across all sorts of orphan blocks. Most of them I’m content to just leave as orphan blocks and possibly turn into sewing book covers or something else.
This is one of the ones that intrigue me. I have some other rich dark scraps similar to the red and black print and more than enough of the background fabric in this to make a few more – just enough for a small wallhanging, I think. I like how rich this looks and think it might be a very striking small quilt. I wonder if this is intriguing to me right now because I’m working on the Stormy Seas blocks and it was made using pieces I printed using a Storm at Sea Inklingo collection. Or is it just coincidence? Hmmm…
“It was a dark and stormy night…”
Mr. Q.O. captioned this one, “I got 23 across for you.” I’m impressed that Mr. Q.O.’s pen was still to be found. That look on Baxter’s face just makes me laugh, as I think he was probably waiting for Mr. Q.O. to look away before he managed to get the pen on the floor where all pens belong, in Baxter’s opinion, with all the other kitty toys.