Monday, December 19, 2016

Storm at Sea - a new year beginning for 2017

We are having a "Storm at Sea" quilt-along on Cyberquilters 4-Cbees yahoo group beginning New Years holiday weekend. There is no deadline for the finish,  just a starting plan.

This week I've been fine-tuning my choice for design; then I decided to work out the cutting plan.  My quilts are getting larger than in years past.  I want them to be useful to whoever receives them.  This one is 73 x 91.  There are (48) 9 inch storm at sea blocks.

EQ quilt

This weekend I did a test block for each of the units, then spent the day cutting all the pieces.  I like the fabric combo so much.  It should make a lovely quilt!  There is hours and hours of blissful piecing ready to go..

3 "  corner squares

3 " peaky & spike

6 inch square in a square

This project won't actually start until January 1st.  Thankfully, I have lots of other ones to work on until then.

Today I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.  Visit there to see what other creative quilters are working on.

Have a great week and blessed Christmas season.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. I love your Storm at Sea design with the hearts. I haven't seen this one before. This quilt is on my bucket list!

  2. One of my very first quilts was SAS -- when the design with a heart was on the cover of AmP&Q. That was the first time I went to a quilt shop to buy fabric. I didn't know the block was hard. I didn't know about grain line (well, I did from garment sewing, but not for quilt patches). Somehow I cut the patches, pieced the blocks, assembled the top, and quilted it. It turned out really well. Beginner's luck!

    1. P.S. And I've made precisely one SAS block in the 22 years since then.

  3. Love your colors, this will be beautiful.

  4. It's going to be a beautiful quilt!

  5. How do we get involved in this Storm at Sea project?


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