I do think that title deserves at least one exclamation point, right?
I have a queue of quilt blocks I want to try, in my head at all times. Storm at Sea is one of them. The movement of it without actually using any curved pieces, really speaks to me.
I am also always on the lookout for designs that can showcase a large print fabric. There are often fabric prints that are so lovely, I just hate to cut them up.
When I saw Riley Blake’s Seaside line, with those sweet little kids playing in the sand, I knew they needed to be showcased. I instantly started thinking of ways to do that. Storm at Sea block popped into my head. If I just simplified the main block, and make the whole block larger, it would showcase these adorable children perfectly. And the names Storm at Sea, and Seaside, were a match made in heaven. Riley Blake was generous enough to supply the fabric used in this quilt.
It is extra helpful if you are familiar with foundation piecing and general quilting for this tutorial.
I love it so much that I made a scrappy one in girly colors, using another Riley Blake line. I have yet to finish it though. I ran out of thread so I put it aside. I haven’t gotten back to it yet.
I am pretty excited to see my design up on Pellon’s site. Pop on over and download the tutorial. It is super easy since it is foundation pieced and your points come out beautifully. Is that cheating?