Corona Borealis – Finding the way through these uncertain seas – My Island Batik One Die AccuQuilt Wonder Challenge

This month has been an ebb and flow of emotions. The Covid-19 virus has touched each and everyone of us around the world in some form. I wanted to design something that expressed the feelings and emotions I have been feeling. Corona Borealis was created to symbolize the world and all the wonderful stars we have around us which are aiding in the fight against this virus. Social distancing is becoming the new norm. We are cleaning and disinfecting every. It is a turbulent sea out there at the moment. The events around the world are changing daily. I was given the new AccuQuilt BOB, Storm-At-Sea die and thought this months challenge was a perfect way to use this new die.

You may be asking, “Why did I name my One Die Wonder project Corona Borealis?” Well, there is a Northern Hemisphere Constellation, named Corona Borealis. It contains 7 bight stars which form an arc shape in the sky. Sometimes it is referred to the “northern crown”. As we all face this Corvid-19 virus I look at the bright stars we have around the world. We have stars among us in our health care systems, in our countries military, in our public safety centers, our local and federal governments, and all the people that are helping one another to fight this virus. Cornona Borealis is a tribute to all who are doing everything they can to stop this virus. I hope and pray all are doing well and staying safe. Great job everyone for being bright and shining stars.

Corona Borealis 66″ x 66″

Before I continue I would like to share with you a video prepared by AccuQuilt about the new AccuQuilt Block on Board (BOB) Storm at Sea die.

I hope you enjoyed the video. Now that you know how to use the die you can begin creating all kinds of great projects using the Storm At Sea BOB die.

For my project I used the following Island Batik fabrics:

Once I had my fabric selected I used EQ8 to design the layout of my quilt. This block provides so many options to create all kinds of variations to the traditional Storm At Sea quilt.

I made a variety of 9 inch blocks using different color variations.

The blocks were so easy to assemble. AccuQuilt has done a fantastic job in the design of this BOB.

The quilt was constructed using Aurifil White 50 wt. thread and Schmetz Microtex 70/10 needles.

Hobbs Heirloom® Premium 80/20 Cotton/Poly Blend batting was used in the quilting of the quilt. I want to give a big Thank You to my friend Melodie, owner of Little House Quilting for quilting this quilt for me. Some times when life just gets to busy you can rely on wonderful quilting friends to help us out.

I hope you give the new AccuQuilt Storm At Sea BOB a try. The creative possibilities are endless.

Stay safe and happy quilting while you shelter at home!

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